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.
|Camera protocol||ONVIF , Profile S ready *|
|Auto discovery over the network|
|Multiple channels mode|
|Multiple cameras mode|
|Manage streaming parameters in NVR/VMS|
|ONVIF motion events||by mouse or keyboard activity|
|Streams||MainStream, SubStream, SubStreamJpeg, VMS/NVR defined|
|RTSP authentication||Digest and Basic|
|Stream PC desktops (1, 2 or more desktops)|
|Stream webcams (1, 2 or more webcams)|
|Stream user-defined Screen areas|
|Stream audio (Microphone) along with video|
|Audio-only (no video) streams|
|Convert 3th party HTTP H264/MJPEG stream to ONVIF|
|Convert 3th party RTSP H264/MJPEG stream to ONVIF|
|Total number of medias (desktops + webcams + external streams)||20|
|Resolution||640*480 - 1920*1080 . Higher resolutions are automatically scaled down to FullHD|
|FPS||3 - 60** fps|
|Bitrate limit||512 - 8192 Kbps|
|Rotation||Auto, None, R90, L90, FlipH, FlipV|
|Encoding||H264 and MJPEG|
|Audio||G711 u-law and AAC|
|Custom text overlay|
|Hardware accelerated encoding|
|OS||Windows 8 or newer|
|Intel||CPU with Intel QSV (I3, I5, I7)|
|Nvidia||GPU with NVENC|
|AMD||GPU with VCE|
|Autostart with Windows|
|Protect by password|
|Prevent Windows entering idle state|
|Run in background|
|Manage streaming parameters in the application|
|Connect external streams as input sources||HTTP and RTSP|
|Runtime indication of the connected VMS/NVR clients|
|Test media sources|
ONVIF, 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.
Custom Screen area streaming
DeskCamera allows to define screen area for streaming. User can select multiple areas of the same or different desktops. DeskCamera converts each defined area to a ONVIF camera.
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) or AAC encoding formats
HW Encoding using Intel Quick Sync, Nvidia NVENC, AMD VCE
Hardware acceleration is available on Windows 8 and newer OS if platform is build on Intel, Nvidia or AMD chips with embedded h264 encoder
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:
Camera reboot / reset
Video profile (software ships with 3 profiles for each video channel – MainStream, SubStream, SubStreamJpeg; NVR can create own profile if needed)
Video resolution (software can resize original desktop resolution)
FPS (range from 3 till 60 is supported)
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
ONVIF Motion events
Media source configuration and streaming could be simply tested on Video & Audio settings tab by single Test button
Runs in background
UI part of DeskCamera can be protected by password.
For more details please visit http://helpdesk.deskcamera.com/kb/faq.php