To set up your Vicon Vantage system, complete the following procedures:
- To add more cameras, you can connect further PoE+ switches to the system (see Vicon system configuration and connection examples, or the Vicon Vantage Reference Guide).
Turn on the PoE+ switch.
Connect and configure the PC
With the supplied network cable (RJ-45), connect the PoE+ switch to the PC.
On the PC open Windows Network Connections, right-click the NIC to which the system is to be connected and then click Properties. (If you are connecting more than one card, right-click the first NIC.)
In the Properties dialog box, on the Networking tab, clear all the unwanted items, leaving only Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) selected.
For detailed instructions on configuring your PC network card, see Configuring network card settings.
Click on this option to highlight it and then click Properties.
In the Internet Protocol Properties dialog box, on the General tab enter the following information:
- IP address box, enter
- Subnet mask box, enter
- Default gateway box, leave the box blank.
If you are using more than one NIC, enter the IP address 192.168.10.1 for the first NIC to which the system is connected, as described above, see the following Link aggregation for multiple NICs box for the remaining addresses.
Click OK to close the dialog box, and OK to close the Properties dialog box and save the settings.
Link aggregation for multiple NICs
- Set the additional IP addresses of your NICs to different addresses in the available range 192.168.10.2–9.
- In your Vicon application software, in the Properties pane for each camera, set the Destination IP Address to the IP address of the NIC to which to send data.
Install the Vicon application software
Double-click on the installer (setup.exe), read and accept the User License Agreement, and follow the instructions on each page.
Your Vicon software automatically installs into its own folder.
The Vicon software installer enables optional installation of the License Server software for server-based licensing, and the dongle drivers for licenses that are locked to dongles.
If you are prompted to restart your PC, do so as soon as possible.
License the Vicon application software
Vicon application software uses Safenet licensing and a built-in licensing utility (the Vicon Automated Unified Licensing Tool, VAULT).
You specify the license server in a dialog box that appears if no license is found or via the Help > Vicon Product Licensing menu option. In Windows 10, the server name is stored in the following file:
If you need to view information about licensing while you are using your Vicon software, on the Help menu, click Vicon Product Licensing.
For detailed instructions on how to use VAULT, see your Vicon software documentation (PDF or online help).
Start the software
On your Windows desktop, double-click the shortcut for the required Vicon software.
If this is the first time you have used your Vicon application software on this PC, a dialog box may be displayed, enabling you to specify the license server.
In the System Resources pane, make sure all of the cameras in your system are listed.
Ensure that at the top left of the screen the system is shown as live and connected.
Position the cameras
In the System Resources pane, select a camera.
Change the View pane to Camera view.
Aim the camera so that it points where required, usually the center of the capture volume.
Repeat the process for each camera.
The diagram (right) shows typical camera coverage of the capture volume.