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Encoder Quick Start Guide
Encoder Quick Start Guide
Updated over a week ago

Your encoder is a device that connects to an EdgeVis Server to transmit your IP camera's video and alarms to any interested user.

Physically unpack and wire up your encoder...

Given the physical differences between each product you need to follow the specific hardware install guide to unpack and install your hardware.

Select your encoder model, and follow the instructions linked to get your encoder physically unpacked and ready for use:






​Once you've got your encoder physically wired up and powered you can proceed to the next steps...

What you'll need to proceed...

Do you have your server and comms details?

You'll need each of these to get your encoder connected to EdgeVis Server:

1. The address of the EdgeVis Server your encoder should connect to...

e.g. or

2. The login details for your encoder for the account created on your server...

e.g. encoder name: warehouse-camera, encoder password: P$ssw0rd!

3. A communications method that your encoder uses to connect to your server...

e.g. a valid 4G SIM card, or a broadband internet connection

If you have all of the necessary details proceed to the next section, otherwise...

I don't have 1 or 2 - what do I do?

If EdgeVis Server is already installed, either you or your server administrator will need to create an account for your encoder, and you'll use your server's accessible IP address and your encoder's account details to proceed.

If EdgeVis Server hasn't been installed yet, then you (or your IT department) will need to install it first, before creating an account for your encoder.

I don't have 3 - what do I do?

You'll need to decide how you're going to connect your encoder to a connection that can access your server. In most circumstances, your EdgeVis Server will be accessible from the internet, and you'll need to provide your encoder with an internet connection - normally by using a cellular SIM card, or a broadband internet connection

Your encoder doesn't need any special type of connection or SIM card - any normal consumer or commercial data SIM card will work, or a standard broadband connection. There are no special requirements such as a fixed IP address.

Otherwise, if you've got all three items you're ready to get your encoder set up.

Getting your encoder configured and online...

The following series of articles outline the core steps you'll need to perform to get your encoder online (the bottom of each article will lead you to the next):

Once you've performed these steps your encoder will be online and is ready to be tailored to your use case.

Getting your encoder online

Proceed to connecting to your encoder's local web set up interface to begin setting up your encoder... you'll be redirected back to this page once completed.

Once you've got your encoder connected to EdgeVis Server and added your IP cameras you're ready to allow users to use the core features - e.g. viewing both live and recorded footage from cameras remotely.

Once online... what advanced features can I use?

Your encoder also offers a number of advanced capabilities (e.g. multi-streaming, video analytics, VPN) - this article outlines each of these features and how to take advantage of them.

How do users access the video/alarms from my encoder?

You have a number of options, depending on your use case.

See What viewing platforms can I use? for more details.

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