A Vicon Vantage system is a suite of networked Vantage motion capture cameras (which may include other compatible Vicon cameras), hardware devices (such as Vicon Vue video cameras, and Vicon Lock for synchronization of third-party devices), and software applications, which provide real-time and offline digital-optical motion capture data. The motion capture data can be applied to life sciences, animation, and engineering applications.
Vicon Vantage cameras can also be added to MX T-Series–Giganet systems with or without Lock. However, note that if you are 're upgrading an existing MX T?-Series–Giganet system that requires VESA Stereo genlocking, a Lock unit is required; and if you need digital SDI genlock, a Lock Studio is required.
A Vicon Vantage system runs on its own dedicated network, rather than being integrated into a general communications network.
Note the following switch requirements:
- Vantage cameras require PoE+ switches.
- Vicon Lock units, and Vicon Vero , and Vicon Vue cameras require PoE+ or PoE switches.Vicon Vantage host PC can use non-PoE, PoE, or PoE+ switches.
- If the system includes any of the following, a Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ switch with a 10 GbE uplink is required:
- Three or more PoE+ switches; or
- Two or more PoE+ switches and a Lock; or
- Two or more Vue video cameras
The following topics list the major components of Vicon Vantage systems and describe example Vantage systems, showing how you can put together such systems, including Vicon Vantage cameras, networking PoE+ switches, Vicon Vantage host PC, connecting cables, and application software, as well as supported external devices.