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VCS Network Overview

The Video Capture System(VCS) operates with two separate TCP/IP networks. The video cameras transmit over a dedicated network to allow full use of the network bandwidth without interfering with existing LAN traffic. The VCS is then attached to your existing network, enabling authorized viewers access, and control, from the LAN, or the Internet.



The Video Capture System is designed to operate with most cameras, including pan/tilt/zoom(PTZ), fixed, high-speed, high-resolution, infra-red, and network capable cameras. The VCS integrates your existing, new, and future cameras into one video network.

Video Network

The VCS supports most wired network architectures including fiber optic and category 5 Ethernet. Additionally, wireless architecture allows for remote installation of cameras without the high cost of cable installation.


Video Capture System

Images captured by the cameras are transmitted over the Video Network and are stored digitally in the VCS. The VCS runs a fast, tested, and dependable Linux operating system. The VCS is capable of performing all administrative and user functions from the console allowing direct access to archived images and live viewing without the need of a remote computer.


Client Network

A VCS server is integrated into any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol. A 100Mbit network provides optimum performance, but the VCS can operate on slower networks as well. The speed of the client network has no affect on the capture rate or storage speed from the VCS Video Network. VCS Client performance will depend on the speed of the Client Network.

Remote Clients

A VCS can be accessed via a local network or the Internet by remote clients without proprietary software. The client software can be installed on as many PCs as desired without additional costs.

Learn More about VCS: VCS Overview | Network Overview | VCS Advantage