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EdgeVis architecture
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Edgevis is designed to deliver video from remote locations to users who can be anywhere in the world. To achieve this you can split the whole EdgeVis architecture into three distinct areas:

EdgeVis archtecture diagram

Each of the three areas has a distinct purpose:

  • EdgeVis encoders and cameras

    EdgeVis encoder

    These are physical devices that are located 'on-site' and connect to your IP cameras. They capture, record and send video and alarms from your IP cameras (that are ONVIF Profile S compliant). They can use either a cellular, LAN or Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet and access your EdgeVis Server.
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    ​EdgeVis Minicam functions as an encoder that has a built-in IP camera.

  • EdgeVis Server

    EdgeVis Server

    This is a software application (that can be run in the cloud or within your own organisation) that sits at a fixed location and acts as a central connection point for your encoders and users. It is responsible for

    • managing which encoders and users are allowed to connect.

    • allows administrators to control which users can access which encoders.

    • routing the video and alarm between all encoders/users.
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  • A viewing platform

    Viewing platforms

    This is the software application that will receive the video and alarms from your encoders and provide it to the user. You have multiple choices, depending on your use case:

    • Use our native integration into Milestone or Genetec - the two leading VMSs (video management system).

    • Use our VMS Gateway application that will convert EdgeVis video/alarms back into an industry standard ONVIF Profile S 'fake' camera that any standard VMS should be able to utilise.

    • For simple use cases, encoder configuration, and diagnostic purposes you can utilise our simplified viewing application EdgeVis Client on Windows PC, Android or iOS tablets/phones.
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Where should I go next?

If you need to set up this infrastructure to support your encoders and users, you should proceed to the Getting started with EdgeVis guide.

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