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Mahmoud Shokouhi
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The Cisco Video Surveillance Encoding Server encodes, distributes, manages, and archives video from IP cameras and analog to IP encoders. Ideal for analog system retrofits, the Encoding Server delivers:


  • Support for up to 64 channels and up to 9 terabytes of storage
  • Scalability as part of a larger system when requirements increase over time



Cisco Video Surveillance Encoding Server features include:


  • Flexibility to use a broad array of analog cameras and IP cameras
  • Simultaneous MJPEG and MPEG-4 encoding
  • Low-latency video with high-quality images
  • CIF, 2CIF, and 4CIF, up to 30 fps
  • PTZ and alarm inputs
  • Motion detection
  • Scalable deployment with multiple sites, cameras, users, and storage
  • Archives at different frame rate, duration, and location
  • Efficient redundant multi-site archiving that conserves bandwidth
  • Loop- and event-tagged video recording and event export (video clip) capabilities
  • Ability to connect to external storage




Cisco Video Surveillance Encoding Server has the following specifications:

  • Intel Dual-Core Pentium 4
  • 3U rack unit
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Up to 12 TB internal storage
  • 10/100 or dual Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 9 Service Pack 3 or SLES Version 10


PC Specifications for Viewing Video are:

  • 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 10/100 Ethernet adaptor
  • Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 or 7
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • nVidia or ATI AGP graphics adaptor with 128 MB RAM


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