In this FAQ you will find all necessary steps how to integrate 2N® Helios IP intercom into the Bosch VMS (Video Monitoring software) platform. This can be done thanks to the ONVIF protocol (especially ONVIF profile S). Onvif connects together manufacturers of cameras, VMS, video storage and access control system. This is very useful if you need to have one complex solution where you will see video from all cameras (in this case 2N® Helios IP intercoms) in your company or in your secured area.
Note: for this interoperability you will need Enhanced Video license (or Gold license) uploaded to your 2N® Helios IP intercom!
How to set 2N® Helios IP intercom?
The setting of 2N® Helios IP intercom is very easy. In the first step you have to double check the license uploaded in intercom. Therefore go to section "System – Licence – Licence Status". Next you have to switch to section "Services – Streaming – ONVIF" and set there “Discoverable” mode as shown in the picture below.
In the second step you have to enable RTSP stream on 2N® Helios IP. Go to section "Services – Streaming – RTSP" and enable RTSP server as well as video stream (do not allow audio stream!). As a last step you have to choose video codec H.264 and enable UDP unicast stream. All these settings are also shown in the picture below.
How to set Bosch VMS system?
Once you open Bosch software (Configuration Client tool; BVMS version 4.5) go to "Devices" menu on the top bar and select "VRM devices" on the left side of the screen (in our example there was created path "VRM devices – IP_address_of_VRM – Pool – Streaming Gateway") as shown in the picture below. You will see all found IP cameras there and you will have a possibility to modify selected one (IP address of Helios IP is 18.104.22.168 in our example). Make a double click on this device and fill in username and password (admin : 2n). Click on the “Connect” button after that.
Once you press "Connect" button, you will connect to 2N® Helios IP and you will be able to set all necessary parameters for ONVIF protocol. The most important one is “Profile 2” – it is profile for H.264 codec which is used for streaming! Specify also the name of VSG camera. Do not forget to save the settings!
As a next step you have to add 2N® Helios IP camera to the right window where all used cameras are placed.
Finally go to “Maps and structure” menu on the top bar and you see there created (added) 2N® Helios IP camera. If you have any maps uploaded in the Bosch system, you can place this camera into the structure.
If everything was set according the steps above, new camera should be available in the Operator client tool structure. Select this camera and see live video stream from 2N® Helios IP intercom.