ViconNet also powers each Kollector Pro recorder with the ability to perform local configuration of the recorder, cameras and other connected devices. Remote configuration of Kollector Pro is also possible from one or more Kollector Elite units or workstations on the system; no separate workstation required.
ViconNet software is the application that runs Kollector Pro recorders and ViconNet Workstations. The software capabilities outlined in specification V113 apply to Kollector Pro Recorders as well as the ViconNet software package and workstation.
ViconNet includes a nucleus where vital information of all system recorders and workstations is kept. A Nucleus is one of the workstations (NVRs) or Kollector units in a system that enables each system device to share video and configuration commands.
The Nucleus can be configured on a specified Kollector recorder or ViconNet Workstation. Backup versions of the Nucleus can also be configured on selected recorders or workstations. Kollector Pro utilizes two different video compression methods, selectable based on the application’s requirements.
- NORMAL: Optimized MPEG4; a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Vicon that produces outstanding video quality and extended recording durations.
- FULL: JPEG; standard full frame compression for use in situations that cannot use a motion compensation compression.
Kollector Pro uses an MD5 type video authentication algorithm. MD5 is a standard authentication that is based on a 128-bit message used to verify data integrity. Kollector Pro offers internal hard drive storage up to 1.2 TB. It has a recording rate based on system settings, video scene content and selected hard drive size.
An optional RAID storage unit can be connected for extended recording capability. Kollector Pro distributes its own collected video (audio on “V” versions) to each client, or other workstation, upon request over a network. Each workstation is capable of viewing up to 16 simultaneous cameras while supporting archiving, system configuration and the control of pan/tilt/zoom drives. (16 audio inputs on “V” versions are available for microphone connection.)
Kollector Pro includes full 16-channel simultaneous record and playback, integrated GUI for system configuration, playback and record on a SVGA monitor and support for NTSC/EIA and PAL/CCIR video cameras. In addition, Kollector Pro supports WAN/Internet connectivity for remote video (audio on “V” versions) transmission.