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Updated:June 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 4-port model (CIVS-SENC-4P) supports four analog video inputs and can be stacked, wall mounted, or rack-mounted. A power supply is included.
Figure 1. Cisco Video Surveillance 4-Port Encoder
The 4-port encoder supports two simultaneous video streams. The streams can be compressed in H.264, MPEG-4, or MJPEG formats and in various resolution, frame-rate, and bit-rate combinations.
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 four digital outputs and four digital inputs to connect to and from external sensors.
The encoders supports 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 two simultaneous video streams per port
• 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 4-Port Encoder.
Table 1. Product Specifications
Analog Video Input Ports
Digital Alarm Inputs
Digital Alarm Outputs
4 (maximum voltage 12V; maximum sync 100mA)
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
Cat5 or better
12 VDC/24 VAC (power supply included)
50° to 122°F (10° to 50°C)
20% to 80%, noncondensing
189 x 153 x 49.3 mm
Video and Audio
H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG (for both PAL and NTSC)
Up to two simultaneous streams; the second stream is variable based on the setup of the primary stream
The Cisco Video Surveillance 4-Port Encoder is available through Cisco Advanced Technology Provider (ATP) program partners. Table 4 lists ordering information.
Table 4. Ordering Information
Cisco Video Surveillance 4-Port Encoder (standalone)
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