Integrating IDIS DE-1108 Encoders with NX Witness

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Jason Simpson,

    What kind of integration are you asking for?

    Such devices should be integrated based on the Onvif API.

    If, for some reason, the device doesn't use the encoder licenses or requires one encoder license per channel, instead of per 4 channels, most likely we can resolve this if we can have access to the device through port forwarding.

     

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    Jason Simpson

    Hi Norman,

    We've recently taken over a few aged care facility's which are using analogue cameras which are connected to IDIS encoders and an IDIS NVR. What we are trying to do with as little cost as possible (hopefully without the cost of replacing cameras and running new cabling) is to connect the existing IDIS encoders to NX Witness. There are 4 and 8 channels encoders connected to the systems. Any information or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

    Jason

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Jason Simpson,

    Did you already connect the devices to Nx Witness? If so, how were they recognized?
    If not, could you make them accessible through port forwarding, so we can check what we can do?

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    Jason Simpson

    Hi Norman,

    I think you misunderstand, we're intending on having an on premises NX Server which will be connected to our NX Cloud. I haven't been able to connect any of the encoders as I don't know how. All I want to know is it possible to connect these encoders to NX Witness at all? When I've scanned for new devices on the on premises NX Server they aren't detected.

    Many Thanks,

    Jason

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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Jason,

    If these devices aren't connected to Nx, they most likely aren't Onvif compliant.
    I checked the manual and the datasheet and Onvif compatibility wasn't mentioned in neither.

    That means, by default it won't work, but there is a likely solution.

    The majority of such devices to provide RTSP streams per channels: 

    Below the URLs that were listed by IDIS for the RTSP stream for their encoders:

    rtsp://<nvr-ip-address>:port/trackID=<camera-number>&streamID=<stream-number>

    For example for channel 3, second stream (or third if the first stream is 0):

    rtsp://10.0.125.57:554/trackID=3&streamID=2

    As you noticed I removed the username and password in the URL that can be used, since in case of Nx Witness you enter these in the Add Device interface when you want to add these to Nx Witness.

    If this URL fails, since it might not apply to your model, you can try to resolve this if you capture the communication of a streaming device with Wireshark as shown in THIS video and the RTSP URL should be found in the TCP communication between a player (for example, one of IDIS or the webgui of the device) and the device itself.

    Once you have the RTSP stream, you can follow THIS support article about how to add them to Nx Witness and use our Professional license to record them.

    If you need assistance, we are more than happy to check what we can do if you can provide remote access to such device with connected cameras through port forwarding (HTTP and RTSP).

     

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