Viewing Optera with Endura Workstation/VCD5202/NET5402R

Issue

Not able to view Optera cameras with Endura Workstation/VCD/NET5402R

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Pelco IMM Series Optera cameras version 2.6.0.11 and newer.  
  • Pelco IMM Series Optera camera models include IMM12018 (180), IMM12027 (270), and IMM12036 (360)
  • Endura WS5200, VCD5202, and NET5402R-HD

Cause

Older software version of Optera are not compatible with Endura Workstation WS5200, WS5080, VCD5202, & NET5402R-HD

Resolution

 Setting your Optera Cameras for viewing on an Endura System:

*NOTE: If your Optera cameras are not already running software version 2.6.0.11 or newer, stop and update your Optera cameras before continuing.  Current firmware can be downloaded from the Optera Series Panoramic IP Camera Home page here

1. Login to the Web UI of each Optera camera and go into Settings-->System-->General Settings

2. Under Optera Compatibility Mode select "Tiled H.264" and click on "Save" as shown below

*NOTE: When you change the Compatibility Mode, the camera will reboot automatically and come back up in the Tiled Mode.

 


How to modify the WS5200 software for viewing Optera Cameras:

1. Download the WS_VideoLayouts.zip file here and unzip the file

2. Exit the Endura Workstation Software

3. Replace the VideoLayouts.xml file with the new VideoLayouts.xml file from step 1.  Copy the new file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Pelco\Endura\WS5000\Configuration\

4. Restart the Endura Workstation Software

 


How to modify the VCD5202 for viewing Optera Cameras:

1. Download the VCD_VideoLayoutsDUI.zip file here and unzip the file

2. SCP the extracted file VideoLayoutsDUI.xml file to /usr/local/Pelco/VCD5000/Configuration/ via Pelco Utilities

3. ssh into the VCD5202 and type chmod 777 /usr/local/Pelco/VCD5000/Configuration/VideoLayoutsDUI.xml

4.  Type reboot

 


How to modify the NET5402R for viewing Optera Cameras:

1. Download the NET5402R_VideoLayoutsDUI.zip file here and unzip the file

2. SCP the extracted file VideoLayoutsDUI.xml to /usr/local/Pelco/NET5402R/Configuration/ via Pelco Utilites

3. ssh into the NET5402R and type chmod 777 /usr/local/Pelco/NET5402R/Configuration/VideoLayoutsDUI.xml

4. Type reboot

 


When viewing in Endura Workstation, VCD5202, or NET5402R-HD the video streams are as follows

Stream 1:  Mosaic Stream (full, low-quality panorama)
Stream 2:  Right Stream
Stream 3:  Front Stream (center)
Stream 4:  Left Stream
Stream 5:  Bottom Stream (for 270 models only)

*NOTE: When viewing Optera Camera Tiles on Endura Hardware, you will be limited to only view 3 or 4 tiles at a time in any layout.  For best results in an Endura environement  use a WS5080 or better hardware.  Use 2x2 layout to display the full panorama of Optera tiles side-by-side.  Also, you must be running a version of the Workstation software later than 2.7.0, as shown in the illustration above, to use 3x2 layout.  The 3x2 layout will allow you to piece together a full 180/360 tiled panorama view.  If you try to view more than that at the same time, you will start to get connect failed errors along with green video on WS or black video on VCD/Decoder.