The TCP/IP Communications Module provides complete network-based control of all dome functionality including pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours and alarming as well as web-based configuration of all dome settings.
AutoDome cameras equipped with the TCP/IP Communications Module deliver true hybrid operation. With both Ethernet and analog BNC connections, network-enabled AutoDome cameras provide direct network connection while simultaneously supporting existing analog equipment. The TCP/IP Communications Module uses H.264 compression and bandwidth throttling to efficiently manage bandwidth and storage requirements while delivering outstanding image quality.
Built-in iSCSI support allows network-enabled AutoDomes to stream video directly to an iSCSI RAID array. This eliminates the need to stream all the video data over the network to a conventional network video recorder (NVR). The TCP/IP Communications Module can be configured to send alarm notifications with associated snapshot images via e-mail. SNMP support is included for remote device monitoring and management.
Ultra-efficient H.264 encoding
The AutoDome TCP/IP Communications Module uses an advanced H.264 encoder to create DVD-quality streaming video at ultra-low bit rates. Use of H.264 encoding, bandwidth throttling and multicasting capabilities, minimizes bandwidth and storage usage to significantly reduce costs. The AutoDome TCP/IP Communications Module supports 4CIF, and CIF resolutions at frame rates up to 25 and 30 images per second (for PAL and NTSC respectively).
The AutoDome TCP/IP Communications Module is capable of generating two independent H.264 streams with up to 4CIF resolution plus one JPEG stream simultaneously. This profile allows you to stream high-quality H.264 images for live viewing and recording, and at the same time, stream JPEG images to a remote FTP server or PDA device.
The TCP/IP Communications Module conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification guaranteeing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. ONVIF conformant devices are able to exchange live video, audio, metadata and control information and ensure that they are automatically discovered and connected to network applications such as video management systems.
The TCP/IP Communications Module enables true hybrid camera operation. With both Ethernet and BNC connections, AutoDomes equipped with a TCP/IP Communications Module can simultaneously stream IP video across a local or wide area network, and CVBS video via coaxial cabling to support existing analog equipment.
The AutoDome TCP/IP Communications Module provides integrated one-way audio support. This support allows the user to remotely monitor audio from the camera site directly over the network. Bosch enables video and audio to be relayed as a single media stream so the two are synchronized.
iSCSI device support
Built-in iSCSI support allows a network-enabled AutoDome to stream video directly to an iSCSI RAID array. This enables local video storage just like a conventional DVR without streaming high bandwidth video across the network. Local recording, or recording at the edge, minimizes bandwidth usage and makes system recording performance totally independent from network performance.
Network-based control and configuration
The AutoDome TCP/IP Communications Module enables full camera control and configuration capabilities over the network. Operators or technicians can control camera pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours, and alarm management functions virtually anywhere without need for additional wiring. The embedded web server on the Communications Module lets the installer access all the user settings, make camera adjustments, and update firmware via a standard web browser.
Device managementProduct Highlights
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support facilitates the remote monitoring and management. The TCP/IP Communications Module provides full support for SNMP v3.
- High-quality H.264 compression at 4CIF/D1 and CIF resolutions
- Tri-streaming generates three independent IP video streams (simultaneous H.264 dual streams and JPEG streaming)
- Supports hybrid analog/IP operation
- Direct iSCSI device support for recording at the edge
- Alarm notification via e-mail and upload of images via e-mail and FTP
- SNMP (v2 MIB-II) support for network management
- Conforms to NTCIP standards