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Cisco VSM 7.0 - How to configure it with 2N® Helios IP?

Note: 2N® Helios IP is works with VSM API team in order to develop tighter integration. In the interim you should be able to follow the steps outlined below in order to add 2N® Helios IP as the ONVIF camera on VSOM.

2N® Helios IP configuration

  • Make sure that you have the latest 2N® Helios IP firmware which supports ONVIF 2.0 (firmware version 2.1.0 or higher).
  • Configure the 2N® Helios IP with the following config for using the JPEG codec in your VSM templates:

How to configure 2N® Helios IP intercom – FW version 2.6 and higher

  • Configure the 2N® Helios IP with the following config for using the H.264 codec in your VSM templates:

Cisco VSM 7.0 configuration

  • The configuration which works on VSM for JPEG codec is - PAL, JPEG, 352*288, UDP_UNICAST, FPS=10, Quality=Very Low. Resolution supported is only 352*288 and supported Framerate is only 10. Create a Custom ONVIF template with the following settings:

  • This camera supports only UDP for the media streaming. It means that if you select TCP in the template, then the camera will be added successfully but the streaming fails.
  • If you select codec H.264, set the bitrate to 64kbps in the template (Note: This issue is getting fixed in next release of VSM – release 7.0.1 )

  • Switching between H.264 and JPEG in the template is not reflected in the 2N® Helios IP and streaming fails even though the application configuration succeeds. In order to let this happen, we need to manually change the Video codec setting in the 2N® Helios IP. You have to go to section: "Advanced Settings –> Streaming –> Video Codec settings –> Video codec" (as you can see in the first two figures).
  • If you enable Audio in the template or in the secondary stream, configuration fails. This happens because the camera supports a maximum of 3 profiles. Two profiles are fixed (which exist by default in the camera) and the third one is VSMStrm1 which is created for the primary video stream. So we cannot add any more profiles to enable audio or the secondary stream.