AirVision and AirCam FAQ
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Supported Operating Systems For airVision / airVision NVR
- Debian 6.05 (squeeze)
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows XP SP3
- Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick)
- Ubuntu 11.04 (natty)
- Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric)
Note: Java 6 is required for all airVision/NVR v1.x installations.
Unsupported v1.x product installations on other operating systems may indeed work with additional steps required.
See forum for further details about alternative deployments.
How many cameras are supported per NVR / AirVision
Note: For best results, we recommend reducing the FPS to 15, as it will have a similar quality, but higher performance than 30 FPS.
From our testing, we've seen:
- On an i7 processor with 8GB RAM, we've seen:
- 20 cameras at 480p, 15fps, and motion detection enabled at 30% CPU utilization
- 13 cameras at 720p, 15fps, and motion detection enabled at 80% CPU utilization
- On an Intel Atom D525, we've seen
- 8 cameras at 480p, 15fps, and motion detection at 90% CPU.
- 3 cameras at 720p, 15fps, and motion detection at 90% CPU.
Note: It is not recommended to run the client (web browser) on the same machine AirVision (and/or NVR) is running on, because the client app itself can be very CPU intensive.
We are also working on some major improvements to the architecture which will soon allow for higher capacity and increase scalability. More to come soon!
What are the lux ratings of AirCam?
The current airCam products are 0.1Lux@30FPS.
The upcoming Pro hardware products will have different benchmarks.
How to change the recording location
- sudo /etc/init.d/airvision-nvr stop
- sudo mv /var/cache/airvision-nvr <full-path-to-new-location>
- cd /var/cache && sudo ln -sf <full-path-to-new-location>/airvision-nvr
- sudo /etc/init.d/airvision-nvr start
The default storage location is C:\ProgramData\airVisionNVR\bin.32\nvr\www\events Change the D:\events in the mklink line to point to your new storage location
- Move the current files in events dir to your desired storage location (e.g. D:\events)
- Stop the NVR
- Delete C:\ProgramData\airVisionNVR\bin.32\nvr\www\events directory
- In an administrative command line window, run:
- mklink /D C:\ProgramData\airVisionNVR\bin.32\nvr\www\events D:\events
- Restart the NVR
What are the default ports used by AirVision, the NVR, and the cameras
- NVR > Camera - ports on camera:
- TCP:80 (HTTP)
- TCP:554 (RTSP)
- airVision > Camera - ports on camera:
- TCP:80 (HTTP)
- TCP:554 (RTSP)
- UDP:10001 (Discovery) -- not necessary if you manage by hand
- airVision > NVR - ports on NVR:
- TCP:7079 (HTTP)
- UDP/TCP:9112 (Discovery)
- Client Browser > AirVision - ports on AirVision Management Server (This is all you need to port forward on your firewall to manage AirVision remotely)
- TCP:7443 (HTTPs)
- TCP:7080 (HTTP)
- TCP:843 (Flash Policy)
How to stream AirCam feeds directly using RTSP
To view AirCam's RTSP feed directly, you can use the following RTSP stream URLs:
- 1280x720: rtsp://192.168.1.1:554/live/ch00_0
- 640x480: rtsp://192.168.1.1:554/live/ch01_0
(ch02 and ch03 removed until future firmware release)
- 320x240: rtsp://192.168.1.1:554/live/ch02_0
- 160x120: rtsp://192.168.1.1:554/live/ch03_0
Where can I find the server logs?
What is the recommended FPS for my camera?
For best results, we recommend reducing the FPS to 15, as it will have a similar quality, but higher performance than 30 FPS.
My airCam's reset button isn't working, how can I reset the unit?
Although your camera's reset button doesn't allow you to reset the unit to default values, you can still reboot your device by following these steps:
- a) unplug the PoE cable from the camera
- b) configure PC to use static IP on 192.168.1.254/255.255.255.0 network;
- c) push&hold reset button, power on the camera (keep pushing the reset...);
- d) wait at least 10 seconds or till ping to 192.168.1.20 (this is camera IP in TFTP mode) is successful; release Reset button;
- e) upload firmware image using tftp command: tftp 192.168.1.20; bin; put AirCam.v1.1.10874.111125.1753.bin. If you prefer you can also use any TFTP program.
- f) camera will update FW, *Reset the configuration to defaults* and automatically reboot.
You can download the AirCam firmware file from here: http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/airCam-fw-internal/AirCam.v1.1.10874.111125.1753.bin