DeskCamera streams desktop as ONVIF Ip camera

DeskCamera is a virtual ONVIF IP camera which allows one to easily include PC workstations in the surveillance system of an organization. The software captures computer screens and webcams, then streams them as real-time live video feeds from a virtual IP camera.

DeskCamera is a software-only, easily integrated solution for any organization that needs to monitor PC operator activities with their existing surveillance environment.

Using ONVIF standard means that DeskCamera is compatible with many Video Management Systems (VMS) or Network Video Recorders (NVR). It can be easily integrated into existing CCTV setups and used side by side with other IP cameras.

The software can perform in cash terminals, banks, supermarkets, exam/certification centers, SCADA terminals, and any industry that uses a Windows PC as a point of service or information.


Features


  • ONVIF-based, profile S ready*. Compatible with any NVR/VMS which supports ONVIF standard

  • Multiple desktops (monitors) supported

DeskCamera captures and streams multiple computer desktops simultaneously.

  • Multiple webcams supported

Along with a PC-embedded webcam, DeskCamera supports USB-connected webcams. It allows one to connect many webcams to the same DeskCamera and stream them simultaneously.

  • Audio (Microphone) supported

Any Microphone which available in the system could be configured to use with any Video input. There is also an option to configure Windows Default Microphone for using. DeskCamera produces audio feed along with video. Audio is provided in G.711 (PCMU) encoding format

  • Screen rotation supported

DeskCamera can automatically rotate output video stream. There are several rotation modes:
- Auto – Default mode. In this mode DeskCamera will transform Portrait oriented screens to Landscape oriented video stream. The same way how most of hardware ONVIF encoders do. Landscape screens will be streamed without a change.
- None. No rotation changes in output stream. Portrait screens are streamed as Portrait video stream, Landscape screens are streamed as Landscape video stream.
- R90. Rotate output stream by 90 degree to the right.
- L90. Rotate output stream by 90 degree to the left.
- FlipH. Flip the output stream horizontally
- FlipV. Flip the output stream vertically

  • Multiple Channels mode

This mode forces DeskCamera to produce one virtual ONVIF IP Camera with multiple video channels – one channel for each video input (screen or webcam). (Example - if there are 2 monitors connected and 1 webcam, the DeskCamera will appear as 1 ONVIF device with 3 video outputs/channels.)

  • Multiple Cameras mode

This mode allows one to create a new virtual ONVIF IP Camera for each video input. This mode could be useful if NVR/VMS does not support ONVIF multichannel devices. In this case, DeskCamera will produce a new dedicated IP camera for each video input. All cameras will share the same IP address, but will have a different port. (Example - if there are 2 monitors connected and 1 webcam, the DeskCamera will appear as 3 ONVIF devices running on ports 8090, 8091, and 8092. Each device will have 1 video channel.)

  • Auto discovery over the network

  • Manage camera parameters directly from NVR/VMS

DeskCamera allows for managing of the following parameters directly from VMS/NVR:

  1. Camera reboot / reset

  2. Video profile (software ships with 2 profiles for each video channel – MainStream and SubStream; NVR can create own profile if needed)

  3. Video Encoding format

  4. Device Scopes

  5. Video resolution (software can resize original desktop resolution)**

  6. FPS (range from 3 till 20 is supported) **

  7. GOP size***

  • Secured ONVIF communication

  • Secured RTSP streaming

  • RTSP over UDP and TCP

  • RTSP over HTTP

  • Stream desktop/webcam in MJPEG encoding format up to Full HD resolution**

  • Stream desktop/webcam in H264 encoding format up to Full HD resolution****

  • FPS adjustable**

  • Runs in background

  • Password protected

UI part of DeskCamera can be protected by password.


* – DeskCamera supports most of the ONVIF Profile S functionality, only configuring network and setting users are not supported
** – Resolution and Fps could be managed for Screen input sources. WebCam input source will always produce web camera original fps and resolution.
*** - “Auto GOP size” checkbox on “Video & Audio Settings” tab must be unchecked to allow managing GOP value from a ONVIF client. The recommended option to keep “Auto GOP size” checked and let DeskCamera control GOP automatically.
**** - “Scale down High resolutions” checkbox on “Video & Audio Settings” tab must be unchecked to make DeskCamera reporting resolutions higher then WXGA (1366*768) for H264 encoder. The recommended option to keep “Scale down High resolutions” checked and let DeskCamera auto scale down high resolutions.