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To set up your Vicon Vantage system, complete the following procedures:

Define the capture volume

 Place markers around the edges of the volume to indicate the intended capture volume.
You can often place the markers on the floor, as shown below. If the volume to be captured is higher up, place the markers accordingly. This makes it easier to visualize the capture space.

Roughly position the cameras around the volume to provide full coverage across the volume.
You can find more information in Position the cameras. Positions will depend on the volume size and camera lenses.

Remember to include height as well as width and depth in your volume calculations!

Install and connect the cameras

Install each camera on a tripod, on the wall, or on a ceiling-mounted rig.
You can order mounting brackets and camera mounts from Vicon.

Ensure the Power over Ethernet (PoE+) switch is connected to an appropriate power source.

For each camera (up to 12 per PoE+ unit):

  • Insert the ferrite end of one of the supplied network cables (RJ-45) into the camera.


  • Connect the other end of the cable to the PoE+ switch.

 Although there are 26 sockets in total, always remember:

  • One socket is needed to connect to the Vicon Vantage host PC.
  • The 24 PoE ports can support up to 12 Vantage cameras and any of the other Vicon components in your system, such as a Vicon Lock unit (connected via an additional PoE+ switch), Vicon Vue video cameras, etc. If required, the uplink ports or any remaining PoE ports can be connected to the PC.

 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 192.168. 10.1.
  • Subnet mask box, enter
  • Default gateway box, leave the box blank.

If you are using more than one NIC, enter the IP address 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

In very large systems, to enable you to use more cameras or data, you can use additional NICs in your PC to split camera data. To do this:
  1. Set the additional IP addresses of your NICs to different addresses in the available range–9.
  2. 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

Download the required software installer from the Downloads page on the Vicon web site

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.