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Adding EdgeVis encoders to your virtual ONVIF device
Adding EdgeVis encoders to your virtual ONVIF device
Updated over a week ago

Once you have created your virtual ONVIF device the next step is to assign EdgeVis encoders to it - these will be the output streams on your virtual ONVIF device.

There are two ways to add output streams:

  • After creating a virtual ONVIF device you'll be asked if you want to add output streams

  • On your homepage you can use the + Output streams button next to each virtual ONVIF device.

VMS Gateway will then retrieve from your EdgeVis Server a list of encoders that you have permission to view - and are allowed add to your VMS Gateway:

To add an encoder use the Add button to the right of the name. You'll be able to add as many encoders as required up to the limits of your virtual ONVIF device.

By default, you can add up to 16 EdgeVis encoders to a single virtual ONVIF device. This is because many VMS have a limit on the number of output streams that can be connected to a single ONVIF device. If your VMS has an even lower limit you can lower this limit even further.

Tip: If your encoder is offline at the moment, change the filter at the top-right from Online encoders to Offline encoders - this will allow you to add offline devices as well.

Once you have selected your encoders hit the Add button. This will add your encoders to your virtual ONVIF device, were they will now be available as output streams. VMS Gateway will then take you to your virtual ONVIF device's page - this will show your new output streams as being initialised (for approximately 60 seconds):

You should now be able to discover your virtual ONVIF device in your VMS.


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