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IP Camera Support
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019 01:35PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Echo360 now supports any IP Camera that provides an RTSP stream for use with Universal Capture: Classroom devices. Support for IP Cameras with hardware devices (Pro and Pod) coming soon! Adding an IP Camera configuration for your Institution will make it available as an input option for all Universal Capture devices. Any configured IP camera can be used in more than one room for maximum flexibility.

NOTE that when navigations to the IP Camera configuration page, only the configurations for the Institution you last logged into directly are displayed. Switching Institutions via your profile does not update the displayed configurations, you must log out and then log directly into the desired Institution.

Adding an IP Camera Configuration

  1. Log into Echo360 as an Administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon and select Configurations from the Settings menu.
  3. Select IP Camera configurations from the options on the left.
  4. Click Add Configuration to start setting up your IP Camera.
    IP Camera configurations page with "Add Config" button
  5. Enter a unique ID which is used to identify the camera on the Rooms configuration screen.
  6. Enter the RTSP address of the camera. This address is available with the camera utility.
  7. Select the default resolution of the camera.
  8. Optionally enter a username and password.
    IP Camera configuration fields
  9. Click Save.

Adding an additional IP camera is as easy as duplicating a previously saved entry and editing, or, clicking on Add Configuration again. Click on Delete to remove an IP camera. Note that the camera must first be removed from any room configuration – if applicable. Once an IP camera has been configured for use with your Institution, it can now be added to a Room.

Adding an IP Camera to a Room

  1. Navigate to the ROOMS page.
  2. Use the filtering drop-down lists and/or Search text box to find the room containing the Universal Capture device.
  3. Hover your mouse over the Room tile to show the menu arrow in the top-right corner of the tile.
    device menu with configure option identified as described
  4. Click the menu arrow and select Configure.
    The Configure Room dialog box appears.
  5. Select IP Camera as the Video input selection.
  6. Then find and select the ID of the desired IP Camera for use in that Room.
    You may optionally choose to capture audio from the camera.
    IP Camera selected as the video input
  7. Click Save.
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