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JVC VN-H557U indoor PTZ dome IP camera with Super Lo Lux HD 1080p, 10x optical zoom, day/night and SD card recording

JVC VN-H557U indoor PTZ dome IP camera with Super Lo Lux HD 1080p, 10x optical zoom, day/night and SD card recording

Overview of the JVC VN-H557U

JVC IP CCTV cameras

This product has now been discontinued, an alternative is the Axis P5515

JVC VN-H557U high performance indoor PTZ dome network camera with two-way audio, dual codec, 350° panning, PoE and free 8 channel recording software

The JVC VN-H557U is a cost-effective high performance PTZ dome IP camera delivering 350° panning and 120° tilt for effective coverage of large indoor sites. 10x optical zoom provides close-up viewing of a region of interest in high detail, ideal for object identification or event analysis. HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second provides high quality video data suitable for most CCTV applications. Day/night capability with Super LoLuxHD technology enables the camera to produce colour images at just 0.45 lux for high quality surveillance in low light.

Two-way audio is supported by the JVC VN-H557U to enable bidirectional communication through the camera and for sounds to be recorded to complement visual video data. Images captured in low light are optimised by 3D dynamic noise reduction to ensure clear, crisp footage and good low light performance.

Dual codec gives the user a choice of compression method to suit network and storage requirements and SD recording can further reduce demands across a network as data can be transferred to a centralised device during low traffic periods. The VN-H557U network camera can alert the user to activity by sound, motion and tamper detection for accurate, reliable security monitoring. Power over Ethernet (PoE) support enables the camera to be powered over the Ethernet cabling for reduced installation costs.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select a midspan from the above drop down menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • HD 1080p at 30 fps delivers high quality, smooth video footage, ideal for high-level security monitoring
  • 2 megapixel sensor captures high quality images and enables in-detail zoom
  • 350° panning and 120° tilt provides fast, effective coverage of large areas with a single camera
  • 10x optical zoom enables high quality images to be captured over a long distance and enables activity to be viewed more closely
  • Day/night with Super LoLux HD technology delivers high quality colour images down to 0.45 lux for enhanced low light performance
  • Two-way audio enables verbal interaction through the camera when a microphone and speaker are added (not included) so sounds can be recorded to complement video
  • 3D dynamic noise reduction optimises image quality by filtering out noise captured under low illumination
  • Sound, motion and tamper detection enables the camera to trigger alarms to alert the user of potential security breaches
  • Dual codec provides compression method flexibility for different system requirements
  • SD card storage can act as a data backup in case of network failure
  • PoE reduces only require installation and maintenance of a single cable for power and network connection
  • Multi-angle installation for precise positioning
  • Free JVC 8 channel recording software

Typical applications

The JVC VN-H557U is a high performance network camera ideal for demanding indoor CCTV applications such as warehouses, hospitals and shopping centres. The PTZ provides effective coverage over large areas.

Compatible recording platforms



  • SD card (please select from above drop down menu)
  • PoE midspan (please select from above drop down menu)
  • JVC WB-555 ceiling recessed bracket

Key technical features for JVC VN-H557U

Type:PTZ dome
Sensor:Super LoLux 1/2.8 inch 2 megapixel CMOS
Lens:F1.8 6.3 û 63.3 mm, auto/manual iris control
PTZ:10x pptical, and 10x digital zoom, 100 preset positions, auto return/auto flip/auto pan, pan: +/- 175 deg, non-endless, speed approx. 1 deg/s to 300 deg/s, tilt: -30 to90 deg (desktop), 90 to -30 deg (ceiling), speed approx. 1 deg/s to 170 deg/s, pan/tilt command latency : 50ms
Power:PoE 12W, 24VAC 660mA, 12VDC 1000mA
Compatibility:IE 8/9 and IE10 on Windows 8
Resolution:1920x 1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240, 720x480, 352x240
Compression:H.264 high profile/baseline, Motion JPEG
Frame-rate:H.264 high profile/baseline: 30 fps, Motion JPEG: 30 fps
Video streaming:[email protected]/H.264 HP, [email protected]/H.264 HP, [email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/MJPEG, [email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/MJPEG
Day/night:easy day/night, colour, B/W, autoL, autoM, autoH
Minimum illumination:colour: 0.45 lx (AGC high, x2, 50%), 0.2 lx (AGC high, x2, 25%), B&W: 0.35 lx (AGC high, x2, 50%) , 0.2 lx (AGC HIGH, x2, 25%)
Imaging:white balance, sens-up, 3D dynamic noise reduction, 4 area back light compensation
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes, 8 areas
Number of users:20
Alarm detection:input (2), output (2), position, sound/motion/tamper detect, time, day/night, make/brake, preset position, time, fan stop, FTP time
Alarm action:TCP, UDP, position, alarm out, scene file, day/night, mail, FTP, SD recording, audio file
On-camera recording:SDHC (continuous recording/alarm recording/export by MPEG-4 format )
Recording software included:free 8 channel recording software
Power:PoE 12W, 24VAC 660mA, 12VDC 1000mA
Network:RJ-45 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
Audio:(in/out) mu-low
Alarm I/O:input (2), output (2)
Dimensions:dia.120 x H170.5mm
Warranty:1 year
Mounting methods:ceiling, desktop
Operating temperatures:-10 to 50â–‘C
Power consumption:12W
Dynamic DNS:no
Protocols supported:IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, FTP, SMTP, NTP, SNMP, AMX Device discovery, JVC API, ONVIF v2.1
ONVIF compliant:yes
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