Easy 3-Minute Setup
ZBeyond 2024

Your camera arrives ready to capture: just put it up (as shown in the picture) and switch to CAPTURE MODE . Pictures will start showing up in your ZEITCloud portal.

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ZBeyond Timelapse Camera

Pre-Setup Considerations

Please familiarize yourself with the parts below to ensure you have the best experience when deploying the camera.

  • The solar panel needs to face the sun / south without obstructions (no shadows from cables for example).
  • The more stable the camera is mounted (no wobbling!) the better the images will be.
  • We recommend that you angle the camera without the sun appearing in the field of view. If that's not possible we can enable HDR mode to help with proper exposure.
  • Don't forget to confirm the camera is switched to CAPTURE mode before you leave.
ZBeyond Timelapse Camera
ZBeyond Timelapse Camera

Box Content

  1. Camera
    1. The 3 position switch has a white plastic tube screwed onto it to protect it during transit. Take it off and keep it.
  2. Solar Panel
    1. It needs to face south towards the sun at a roughly 45 degree angle. The angled mounting plate can be flipped if needed.
    2. Make sure the red cable is connected properly (pushed in until it makes a click sound - this can be very hard when the plastic is very cold).
  3. Adjustable Mounting Arm
    1. Two different size U-bolts for pipe mounting options
  4. Safety cable can be attached to the hole below the label on the camera and to the post or wall the camera is mounted to.
  5. Extension cable with USB adapter to either extend the reach of the solar panel or charge camera via USB

Viewfinder (optional)

  1. Flip the switch into Viewfinder Mode (down). The camera will start a WiFi Access Point (AP).
  2. Wait 30 seconds for the WiFi AP to become available and scan the QR code on the label with your smart phone’s camera app. Your phone will suggest to sign in and after you do that you should see a viewfinder popup (it might take a few seconds to load each step). If you see a broken photo please click the refresh button in the viewfinder window. If that does not work please follow the steps below.
  3. Don't leave the camera in Viewfinder mode longer than you need it, it will drain the battery much faster than in CAPTURE mode. Viewfinder stops working after 30 minutes and you have to start again.
  4. Don't forget to switch to CAPTURE mode before you leave
Viewfinder Troubleshooting

If you are in Viewfinder mode but the QR code does not work or you can’t use it, you can access the WiFi AP manually. If there is no AP, turn the camera off for 2 seconds, then back into Viewinder mode to reboot it. Use a smartphone / tablet / laptop to connect to that WiFi AP: TimelapseCameraLTE Password: timeispower After connecting, open a web browser like Chrome and enter the following into the address field: 192.168.4.1 The browser will now take you to an interface where you can see the viewfinder. Make sure you are connecting to http://192.168.4.1 and not “https”.

Mounting Options + Ideas

Our cameras set the industry standard for convenience and adaptability by offering flexible installation options without the need for WiFi or external power. You can mount them on:

Scaffolding
Metal Pipes
Mast Arms
Site Trailers
Cranes
Utility Poles
... and many More!

Standard Kit Includes Heavy Duty Mounting System by RAM® + Safety cable, Tough-Ball™ B Size, Double Socket Arm, and U-Bolt Base. Custom options are available.

Wooden PostSolar Panel + Safety Cable
PipesU-bolt included
Concrete PoleHose Clamp
Easy Pole BuildDIY
Posts / TreesNon-Penetrating Hose Clamps
RoofNon-Penetrating Roof Mounts

Hardware SpecificationsZBeyond 2024 Model

Imaging
4K / 12MP Sony IMX708 Sensor
4608H × 2592V Pixels, Optical Size: 1/2.43 (7.4 mm sensor diagonal) and a pixel size of 1.4μm x 1.4μm, 35mm equivalent: 16mm
102° Wide Angle Fixed Focus
Field of View (FOV): 120° (Diagonal) x 102° (Horizontal) x 67° (Vertical), F.N: F2.2, Focal Length: 2.75 mm
On request: Various Lenses, Motorized Focus (remote controlled) & Autofocus
Timelapse Photography & Short Videos
Device wakes up on schedule, takes a photo or video (30s max.) and uploads it.
Connectivity
4G LTE Cellular
Fully integrated in our offering. Nothing for you to install or pay. We operate in the US, EU and in Canada but only where 4G / LTE signal is available. If you are unsure if your project is within coverage, please contact us.
Durability & Maintenance
Optimal Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +40°C (appr. -4°F to +104°F)
In very cold conditions, our camera conserves energy by taking fewer photos. It works well even at -30°C (-22°F), but it needs a strong charging sourceto keep it running smoothly. If you're in a place that gets really cold for long periods, reach out to us before you buy, so we can ensure you have what you need for the camera to perform at its best.
IP66 Rating (Dustproof and Weatherproof)
Occasional cleaning of the lens and solar panel may be required depending on deployment site.
Battery & Power
Built-in Lithium-ion and Supercapacitors
2 x 3,000 mAh - Enough to upload 500 full-resolution photos on a single charge within good 4G / LTE signal. Approx. 4 weeks on a full charge with 1-hour photo intervals, without re-charging.
Solar Charging
Our camera comes with an efficient, external 2W / 6V Voltaic solar panel that fully powers up the device with just 12 hours of sunlight. Even in places with minimal sunshine, a few hours of daylight each month are enough to capture photos every half hour. If you're in an area with limited sunlight, we can offer larger panels to meet your needs—just let us know.
Charging Accessories
4ft solar cable extension + USB Adapter (for indoor usage where solar is not an option). Extension cable works for both solar panel and USB charging (5V - 16V).
Mounting, Size and Weight
Heavy Duty Mounting System by RAM® + Safety cable included
Weight, Total 1kg (2.2lbs)
Camera: 0.5kg (1.1lbs), Mounting: 0.25kg (0.5lbs), Solar: 0.25kg (0.5lbs)
Enclosure Size
9cm x 9cm x 6cm (approx 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.4 inches)


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