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Origin topology diagrams

Small Origin system - 1 PoE+


A single switch can reliably supply power for up to 24 Viper or 18 ViperX cameras (as well as a single Beacon connected). If a greater number of cameras are required, see Large Origin System below.

In such a system, the Beacon is automatically specified as the sync source, which coordinates the synchronization between different elements of the system. 

Large Origin system - multiple PoE+ switches


If there are more cameras than can be accommodated using a single PoE, you can chain up to 2 PoE+ switches, as shown above, to connect multiple cameras.

If there are m ore than two PoE+ switches, an additional Gigabit Ethernet switch with 10 GbE uplink is required, due to the volume of data traffic.

Any Beacons used in such a system must be connected into the Gigabit Ethernet switch with 10 GbE uplink. 


Multi-Beacon Origin system

Each Beacon can support communication with up to 80 Pulsars. When more than 80 Pulsars are required, multiple Beacons are required to support this, and Pulsars must be balanced across available Beacons for best performance

One Beacon is designated the sync source.


Origin VR recommended networking setup

Required hardware

  • Computers:
  • Networking
    • WLAN Access Point #1 -  Ubiquiti AC AP Pro - one dedicated access point per 3 connections (backpacks) is recommended
    • (If required) WLAN Access Point #2 - Ubiquiti AC AP Pro
    • (If required - see below) Separate DHCP Router - Not supplied by Vicon

Network Configuration

The Vicon motion capture system will use one independent network, with a network port configured by standard to For more information on this see Configuring network card settings, connected according to system diagrams shown above.

Onward transmission to client connections is achieved with an independent network as shown below. This independent network must use a different port on the network card and a unique IP range that does not conflict with the existing Vicon network.

Static IP

A static IP assignment is recommended, especially for less complex setups.

DHCP router  

If DHCP is preferred, a network router can be used as shown in the following example.