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Compact video encoder from Moxa enables IP video surveillance

Taipei, Taiwan, Apr. 30, 2008 --- Moxa has released the VPort 251, a compact video encoder that converts analog camera signals into an MJPEG/MPEG4 video stream at full D1 resolution (720 X 480 for NTSC, 720 X 576 for PAL) and up to 30 FPS. It features a small form factor that can be mounted to a wall, panel, or DIN-Rail.

The VPort 251's hardware features are specially designed for IP video surveillance applications. A BNC video connector allows the connection of any analog video source. Video signals are digitized and compressed using the MJPEG or MPEG4 codec and can be streamed anywhere on the network through the VPort's 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Analog cameras can be powered directly from the VPort 251 using its built-in loop-through power output, and PTZ cameras can be controlled through the VPort's RS-232/422/485 interface. The VPort's transparent PTZ function allows cameras to be controlled remotely over the network without requiring any new hardware or software.

Other features include motion detection, alarms for signal loss, alarm-triggered snapshots, 2-way audio over the network, RSTP (real-time streaming protocol), and QoS to ensure high network priority for video data.

Product Features

  • Video streams at full D1 (720 x 480) resolution and 30 FPS
  • Bi-directional audio over the network for communication with remote administrative center
  • Loop-through power output to power video cameras
  • Transparent PTZ function for remote camera control using legacy PTZ controller
  • SDK and 4-channel video surveillance software

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Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.