How many IMM12 Optera IP cameras can I run on a Digital Sentry recorder?

Issue

How many Optera's can I run on a Digital Sentry?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry 7.10.247 and later
  • DSSRV / DSSRV2
  • DS CPPC
  • Optera IMM12018

Cause

Optera camera count maximum per Digital Sentry.

Resolution

DS CPPC Specification Sheet

Digital Sentry can record up to 6 Optera cameras; each DS ControlPoint workstation can view up to 2 Optera video streams maximum simultaneously.

The maximum bitrate in Digital Sentry for an Immersive stream is 12Mbps per camera with 100% Quality. The Immersive configuration is made up of two 6Mbps streams stitched together for a total of 12Mbps per Optera camera.
DS ControlPoint 'Tours' are not supported with Optera cameras.

The Optera specification sheet shows the IMM12 '180' uses 28Mbps and the '270', '360' use 25Mbps. However with DigitalSentry the image quality is reduced in order to throttle the bitrate down to a maximum of 12Mbps.