Adding ONVIF camera of Turbine Video Intercom to Pelco VideoXpert

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  • The Turbine Video intercoms TCIV+ (Plus) are compatible both with Pelco VideoXpert Professional and Enterprise
  • The previous model "TCIV" was compatible with Pelco VideoXpert Professional only.

Configuration guide

The following describes how to add a TCIV intercom to the Pelco VideoXpert Professional and newer. It is assumed that Pelco VideoXpert Professional has already been setup and is operational.

  • Start the VxToolbox application, click on the Discover (the fastest way is to choose Quick Discovery and Add) icon
Discovering cameras

  • Station should be discovered. Click on the discovered station, enter username/password and click Submit.
List of discovered cameras

  • Right click on the station and choose the option Add and Commission to VxPro System:
Add the camera to the project

  • The station is now added to VxPro System. You will now be able to verify the station system setting and ONVIF profiles.
Verify the settings

  • If you are using Pelco 3.0 or newer you must ensure that both Primary and Secondary stream are using exactly the same configuration. For example, this is the default configuration of Primary stream.
    Primary stream configuration
    Secondary stream should be configured to look exactly the same.
  • Start the VxOpsCenter application. Within VxPro Workstation window, under Sources, previously discovered and added stations should be listed (if not, Refresh Source List)
  • Right click on the station under Sources and choose the option Send To:
"Send To..." option

  • The View Launcher window should appear; from Add a Destination dropdown box choose VxPro Workstation (or whatever destination is available at your system), select Force acceptance checkbox and click Launch button:
The "View Launcher" window

  • You should now get the video stream.
Viewing the video stream

  • Once you get the stream, right click on it and choose option Toggle Statistics - here you may check Stream Statistics (encoding, bitrate, transport)
Check Stream Statistics

  • RTSP transport: UDP or TCP
    • Pelco is by default using UDP as transport protocol for RTSP. However, this can be changed from VxOpsCenter > Configure Workstation:
Changing RTSP transport

Note icon It is recommended to leave Pelco default (UDP) option. Tunneling is not supported by default as it significantly increase Turbine resource usage. If tunneling is needed, it is required to enable it on Turbine station web on RTSP Settings page.

  • From VX System Connections, select your System Name server and click Edit > uncheck Allow UDP > Save:
Changing RTSP transport

  • Verify that RTSP is now transported over TCP:
Verifying RTSP transport