The CEN-NVS200 works with most Crestron touch screens , allowing for monitoring of a door entry camera, nursery camera, or any other composite video source from remote locations throughout the home or workplace. You can also use it to add live video monitoring as part of an XPanel control solution running on a computer, or to any iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device running the Crestron App.
Video streaming capabilities include high-performance H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression formats, affording compatibility with Crestron devices and software as well as any popular Web browser. A versatile range of settings allows for optimizing each individual stream for its intended application and the capabilities of the network. Video compression settings include frame rate, resolution, and image quality, plus adjustable brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness. The CEN-NVS200 supports very high-quality video streaming up to 30 fps @ 720×480 (NTSC) or 25 fps @ 720×576 (PAL) resolutions.
The CEN-NVS200 enables monitoring of live audio along with the video signal by connecting an external microphone or line-level source.
Intelligent security features include motion and tamper detection, text overlay, and privacy masking. Up to three motion detection windows can be defined to sense movement in specific areas of the video image. The tamper detection function can detect if the camera has been disabled or disconnected, or if someone has blocked, repositioned, defocused, or spray painted the camera lens. Additionally, an external sensor can be connected to the CEN-NVS200 via its digital input port. Automated control signals can be triggered in response to any motion, tamper, or external sensor event, enabling logging and notification over the network via Crestron touch screens, mobile devices, and third-party applications.
Text overlay capability enables clear identification of the camera image, supporting the display of custom captions, time stamp, and frame rate. Privacy masking allows up to 5 areas of the camera image to be obscured.
Built-in recording lets you capture live video, audio, and snapshots right on board, eliminating the need for external recording devices and minimizing network bandwidth consumption. Recording can be started manually via a Web browser, or automatically in response to motion detection or some other trigger. The MP4 video and JPEG or BMP image files can be saved over the network to a computer or server, or locally to an onboard memory card (not included). Local storage affords maximum reliability, allowing recording to continue even if network communications are interrupted.
PTZ Camera Control
An RS-485 control port is included on the CEN-NVS200, providing for remote control of a pan/tilt/zoom camera. Select serial drivers are built-in to support Pelco® D and other popular models.
Power over Ethernet
The CEN-NVS200 gets its power right through the LAN wiring using PoE technology. PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates the need for a local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. A PoE Injector (PWE-4803RU ) simply connects in line with the LAN cable, allowing for installation at any convenient location. For applications with multiple video streamers or other PoE-powered devices, a Crestron PoE switch (CEN-SW-POE-5 or CEN-SWPOE-16 ) may be used, allowing numerous devices to be powered from a single location.