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Note

Cameras are connected to the PC via a number of 26-port network switches, which also provide power to the camera as well as route data back. These switches can provide sufficient power for up to 12 Vantage cameras and two other devices (Vue or Bonita reference video or Lock unit).

Important

With the Vicon Advanced system, up to 8 Vue cameras are supported. For details and other PC configurations, visit the Vicon website FAQs and select Operating systems and PC, or contact Vicon Support.

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For mixed systems consisting of Vicon Vantage and MX T-Series cameras, see Vantage and legacy cameras system diagrams.

Note
Except where noted, references to Vicon Lock, Lock units, and Lock apply to all current models of the Vicon Lock unit (at the time of publication, this includes Vicon Lock+, Vicon Lock Studio and Vicon Lock Lab).

Simple Vantage system

With a single switch to connect up to 12 Vantage cameras

Vantage system with extra 12 Vantage cameras

With two switches to connect between 13 and 24 Vantage cameras

A small Vantage system showing how Vantage cameras, optional Vue video cameras and an optional Lock can be connected to a single Gigabit PoE+ switch with 10 GbE uplink.

Vantage system with Lock

A medium-sized system showing how a Lock unit can be connected to a system that includes two switches

Note

If the system includes a Lock unit, it must be connected via an additional PoE switch, shown in the following diagram by a Gigabit PoE+ switch with 10 GbE uplink.


The following is an alternative configuration for a Vantage system with a Lock.

Vantage system with two Locks

A medium-sized system showing how two Lock units can be connected to a system that includes two switches

Note

If the system includes two Lock units, they must be connected via an additional PoE switch, shown in the following diagram by a Gigabit PoE+ switch with 10 GbE uplink.

Vantage system with single Vicon video camera

A medium-sized system showing how one reference video camera can be connected to a system that includes two switches

Simple Vantage system with up to 11 Vantage cameras, a Lock and Vicon video camera

Vantage system with Lock(s) and/or more than one Vicon video camera

A system showing how reference video cameras can be connected to a system that includes one or more Lock units

With the Vicon Advanced system, up to 8 Vue cameras can be supported.


Vantage system with three PoE+s

A larger-sized system showing interconnection of three or more switches and other devices. Further 26-port PoE switches attach to spare 2.5 GBase-T PoE ports on the Gigabit PoE+ switch with 10 GbE uplink.

Note

As shown in the following diagram, when a Gigabit PoE+ switch with 10 GbE uplink is included in the system, a Lock unit is required.

With the Vicon Advanced system, up to 8 Vue cameras can be supported.


Vantage system with four or more PoE+s

A very large system showing interconnection of four or more switches and four or more Vue video cameras. You can connect up to eight Vue video cameras to the Gigabit PoE+ switch.

To add a fifth PoE+ switch, use one of the spare 1G ports.


Lock Studio connectivity

Vicon Lock Studio can be used in place of Lock Lab in the previous scenarios to provide the following connections:



Link input/output (I/O)

PoE

Earthing (grounding) point

SDI input

Analog video reference input, including VITC

Timecode input: LTC

VESA sync input

Timecode output: LTC

VESA sync output

Remote control input start and stop

GPO sync outputs (x8)