How to pull JPEG snapshots from NET5500 Series Encoders.

Issue

Still JPEG Snapshots desired.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras, Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Pelco model NET5501, NET5508 & NET5516 Encoders.

Cause

Method to retrieve JPEG from multi-channel Encoders is not documented.

Resolution

For single channel Encoders model NET5501, or to pull just the first channel from multi-channel encoders, use the following URL... 

http://192.168.1.158/JPEG

note:
These examples assume the IP Address of your Encoder is 192.168.1.158, replace as appropriate.

For multi-channel encoders, or to pull from whichever channel is desired, use...

http://192.168.1.158/cgi-bin/jpeg.fcgi?chno=X&q=8&api=raw

Where “X” is the channel number such as 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.

...as in this example screenshot pulling the fourth channel of video (0 is the first channel)...