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i-PRO Device integration

Open and various methods suitable for partner system

Camera

Integration with camera or extension software directly via CGI, PS-API(SDK) or SNMP

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i-PRO Active Guard

Analytics data from various AI application can be used by integration with i-PRO Active Guard

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Network Video Recorder

Integration with Recorder via PS-API(SDK) or SNMP
 

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VMS

Integration with VMS (Video Insight) via Insight API(Web API SDK) or Plug-in SDK

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ONVIF® conformant products

Integration with ONVIF conformant products (Camera, Recorder)

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  Camera

CGI integration

Client application can use camera's function by sending TCP/IP command directly.

Example of features

  • Request video/audio stream
  • Control device such as PTZF, terminal
  • Camera configuration
  • Receive alarm from camera
  • Raise alarm on camera side

Advantages

Operating system and development environment for client application have no restriction.
For many functions, detailed control and configuration are available.

 

Disadvantages

Video decoding need to be developed on client application.

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PS-API (SDK)

PS-API (SDK) can be used to control camera in client Windows-based application.

Example of features

  • Request video/audio stream and decode data
  • Control device such as PTZF, terminal
  • Receive alarm

Advantages

Easy development to control camera features including video decoding. 
The same I/F to control camera and network video recorder.
New camera models integration will be assured by upgrading PS-API.

 

Disadvantages

Specific Windows OS and development environment are required for client application.
Camera configuration is not supported.

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i-PRO Extension software

Analytics feature can be used by installing extension software to camera.
Client application can get the analyzed data from camera directly.

Example of features

  • Bounding box, attribute of the detected objects
  • Statistics information of people counting
  • Receive alarm

Advantages

Operating system and development environment for client application have no restriction. 
Object data such as bounding box can be used in real time.

 

Disadvantages

Client application needs to store data in order to be able to search or display past data.
API specifications may differ for each extension software. Client application needs to integrate for each.

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SNMP MIB

i-PRO SNMP MIB (Management Information Base) can manage devices.

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API for discontinued model : Analogue camera V-series

  i-PRO Active Guard

WEB API integration

Analytics data from various AI application can be used by integration with i-PRO Active Guard server.

Example of features

  • Search face, people or vehicle Best shot images.
  • Search alarm history (ex. Registered face detection, Registered people detection ,AI-VMD and so on.)
  • Control face or people watchlist
  • Get statistics data (ex. People counting, Face and gender statistics, people or vehicle attribute statistics.)

Advantages

Operating system and development environment for client application have no restriction.
Analyzed data from multiple cameras can be get from i-PRO Active Guard server at the same time.
Client application does not need to have own database for analyzed data.

 

Disadvantages

Video data and object bounding box can not be used .
Physical PC for i-PRO Active Guard server is required.

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  Network Video Recorder

PS-API(SDK)

PS-API (SDK) can be used to control recorder in client Windows-based application.

Example of features

  • Request video/audio stream and decode data
  • Control device such as PTZF, terminal
  • Receive alarm

Advantages

Easy development to control recorder features including video decoding.
The same I/F to control camera and network video recorder.
New recorder models integration will be assured by upgrading PS-API.

 

Disadvantages

Specific Windows OS and development environment are required for client application.
Recorder configuration is not supported.

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SNMP MIB

i-PRO SNMP MIB (Management Information Base) can manage devices.

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API for discontinued model : Digital Video Recorders

  VMS (Video Insight)

Insight API (SDK)

Restful API, Insight API enables to retrieve resource information regarding Video Insight IP server, such as a list of servers and cameras, and the live, playback, and PTZ can be done.

Example of features

  • Request video live, playback stream
  • Download recorded video file
  • Control pan-tilt-zoom operation to PTZ cameras and recall presets
  • Get list of servers, cameras and events.
  • Raise alarm on VMS side, which allow it to make any action such as sending camera view, pop-up live, etc.

Advantages

Operating system and development environment for client application have no restriction.
Video Insight supports over 4,300 cameras from 145 manufacturers and new camera models integration will be assured by upgrading SDK.

 

Disadvantages

Video decoding need to be developed on client application.
Camera configuration is not supported.


Plug-in SDK

Provides deeper integration into VI MonitorPlus affording common functionality such as viewing of live and recorded video from a new VMS-centric GUI

Example of features

  • Show live or recorded video.
  • Download recorded video file
  • Control pan-tilt-zoom operation to PTZ cameras and recall presets
  • Get list of servers, cameras and events.
  • Receive an event created by the Insight API so that a unique application can be developed easily.

Advantages

Easy development to control VMS features.
Video Insight supports over 4,300 cameras from 145 manufacturers and new camera models integration will be assured by upgrading SDK.

 

Disadvantages

Specific Windows OS and development environment are required for client application.
Camera configuration is not supported. Development is free of charge, but needs to license to release.

 

SDK support is available. For more details on VI SDK program, contact us.

  ONVIF®

ONVIF is an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security product. Many i-PRO products are ONVIF conformant. This allows them to be connected to VMS and NVRs from different vendors and to build open systems.

ONVIF Conformant Products

ONVIF is a trademark of ONVIF, Inc

  Technical support

U.S. and Canada : https://i-pro.com/us/en/surveillance/support/
Europe: https://eu-service.i-pro.com/
APAC: https://apac-service.i-pro.com/