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Updated:Jun 20, 2012
® Video Surveillance Encoders are standalone devices that can be used to convert analog video sources into digital formats so they can be integrated into a networked, IP-based video surveillance system. The 8-port model (CIVS-SENC-8P) supports eight analog video inputs and can be stacked, wall mounted, or rack-mounted. A power supply is included.
Figure 1. Cisco Video Surveillance 8-Port Encoder
The 8-port encoder supports a single video stream per port. The stream can be compressed in H.264, MPEG-4, or MJPEG formats and can be configured with different resolutions, frame rates, and bit rates.
The encoder provides an RS-485 interface to allow for connection to PTZ control units supporting the Pelco-D protocol, in order to control PTZ functions in an external camera or PTZ mount.
Digital Inputs/ Outputs
The encoder has eight digital outputs and eight digital inputs to connect to and from external sensors.
The encoders support Internet Explorer
® 8.0 for remote setup and administration.
The encoder connects to Cisco Video Surveillance Manager Version 6.3.2 and later.
Features and Benefits
Features include the following:
• Up to D1 resolution per port
• Up to 30 frames per second (FPS) at D1 resolution (180 FPS maximum across all ports/channels)
• H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression options
• Up to five privacy mask windows per port
• Up to three motion detection windows per port
Table 1 lists product specifications for the Cisco Video Surveillance 8-Port Encoder.
Table 1. Product Specifications
Analog Video Input Ports
Digital Alarm Inputs
8 (maximum voltage 12V; maximum sync 100mA)
Digital Alarm Outputs
Password-protected administrative interface; HTTPS access to the administrative interface
CE, FCC Class B, C-Tick UL/cUL listed
RJ-45 connector for 100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
The Cisco Video Surveillance 8-Port Encoder is available through Cisco Advanced Technology Provider (ATP) program partners. Table 4 lists ordering information.
Table 4. Ordering Information
Cisco Video Surveillance 8-Port Encoder (standalone)
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