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NetcamViewer Monitor: H.264 & MJPEG Network Video Decoder
Discover the power of NetcamViewer Monitor. The combination of functionality, flexibility, and convenience gives you control over your camera network.
With the NetcamViewer Monitor, you can easily manage all your security cameras from one central location, whether with a small local camera system or an extensive network of cameras spread over multiple locations. The software allows you to view and control all your camera feeds in real-time.
The intuitive user interface makes it effortless for you to navigate the software and explore the features of NetcamViewer Monitor. With just a few clicks you can add cameras, adjust settings and view recordings. The NetcamViewer Monitor is a comprehensive system that enables you to keep a finger on the pulse with advanced functions such as motion detection, event notifications, and remote video surveillance.
- Display on a fullscreen of an H264 RTSP stream at 720p/1080p 20fps, 1080p depending on brand and model of the camera and available network capacity.
- Display on a full screen of (M)JPG at a lower frame rate, depending on the brand of camera / resolution / quality.
- Display of multiple cameras in a sequence on a full screen. Display duration is fully configurable.
- Multiview, display of up to 9 cameras simultaneously on the display.
- Audio output, provided the camera supports this.
- HDMI output signal using the supplied cable.
- Analogue output PAL/NTSC (with optional cable set).
- Support for more than 600 brands of camera. Free support for the integration of new brands/models.
- Support for ONVIF certified cameras.
- Manual expert-configuration for the display of any RTSP-, MJPEG-, or JPG (JPEG)-stream.
- Manual expert-configuration for additional camera related API.
- The start-up time of the camera may vary depending on the configuration, functionality and hardware of the camera.
- Complete configuration using a browser. Support for mobile devices for simple configuration.
- Multi-lingual interface (English, Dutch, German).
- Hardware is based on Raspberry PI 3 Model B.
- WiFi 2.4GHz (with optional dongle).
- VESA mount in between monitor and VESA wall-mount (with optional mounting bracket). Can also be used with only a monitor without the VESA wall-mount.
- Product support via e-mail or VPN.
- Powered via a micro-USB 5V or supplied mains power supply 110-230V, 50-60Hz.
- Dimensions: 95 x 63 x 25 mm.
- Spotmonitor at the entrance of shops
- Picture-in-Picture or full-screen on a standard TV (depending on the capabilities of the TV)
- Display on an analogue monitor (requires a cable set supplied separately)
Via API, a view can be selected from a distance, for example from a camera event, for an (in)determined time. Possible applications:
- When the doorbell rings, automatic switching to the door camera for one minute (configurable). Then switch back to the previously displayed display.
- Automatically switch to the camera or multi-view that displays the alarm area when motion is detected.
Set up Instruction Video
View any* IP-camera on your Television or Monitor.
In the box
HDMI - HDMI Cable
Monitor R3 MKII
- Live display of IP cameras
- Display of 1 to 9 cameras simultaneously
- Supported > 600 camera brands
- Display on monitor with HDMI or analogue input
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Frequently Asked Questions
In the packaging you will find the instructions of the NetcamViewer Monitor.
On each page in the NetcamViewer Monitor menu you'll find a question mark on the right corner of your screen. When selected you'll find the extensive configuration guide for that page.
You can reset NetcamViewer Monitor to the original factory default settings without username and password by entering the URL shown below in a web browser that is able to acces the unit. You need to disconnect the HDMI cable from the unit and NetcamViewer Monitor must be configured for display via HDMI.
Replace [IP-ADDRESS] with the IP address or host name of your NetcamViewer Monitor.
When succesful, NetcamViewer Monitor will restart and display its IP address on the monitor.
NOTE: YOU WILL LOSE ALL SETTINGS. THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE.
No, we do not offer the NetcamViewer Monitor as software only. This is because all hardware and software is designed to work without interupts and give an optimal user experience.
The easiest way to view images through NetcamViewer Monitor is to select the camera brand and enter the IP address, username and password.
If this does not lead to the desired result, the following step-by-step plan can be used:
1. Make sure the camera password does not contain any special characters. Some characters can cause confusion, so no image is retrieved.
2. Check whether you can log in to the camera directly via the web browser with the specified user name and password.
3. If the camera supports Onvif protocol, learn how to enable it on the camera. Sometimes a separate Onvif user needs to be created. This is brand dependent. Under "Brand" you can then select "Onvif" in the NetcamViewer monitor.
4. It is also possible to enter an RTSP URL directly. This can be done in the advanced settings when adding a camera.
You can find the RTSP path of the camera on this website:
Under RTSP Path, enter the entire image path: rtsp://<username>:<password>@<ipad_camera>:<rtsp-port>/<image_path_to_the_stream>
Omit the various variables and the ">".
The image path can also be tested in the program VLC (https://www.videolan.org/vlc/). If the stream from the camera doesn't play in it, it won't work in the NetcamViewer Monitor either.
If the camera is not on the same network, both the HTTP port (typically 80) and the RTSP port (typically 554) in the internet connection of the router on the camera must be forwarded to the camera. For more information, visit https://portforward.com
Some cameras support multiple channels that need to be configured in the camera. The NetcamViewer monitor only supports H264 with a maximum resolution of FullHD (1920x1080) in single view. Choose a lower resolution for multi-view display, depending on the desired number of cameras in the picture (1/2 for dual and quad view and 1/3 for 6 or 9 view).
NetcamViewer Monitor only supports MJPEG and H264 streams. Check whether the camera also supports this.
In order to display an image from the camera in the overview, the JPEG path can also be entered. This can be looked up and constructed in the same way. The JPEG path can be tested in a web browser.
From the menu on the left select the option "settings". There you can enter the desired details.
- User name: Enter here a user name, case sensitive and without spaces.
- Password: enter here your password.
Click "Okay" to activate the security.
NetcamViewer Monitor supports the implementation of various functions via a simple HTTP command. THis way a connection can be established between NetcamViewer Monitor and external equipment such as camera I/O's, Network I/O's or home automation equipment.
In the explanation of the API of NetcamViewer Monitor we assume that you already have the IP address or hostname.
Perform a HTTP command:
Available HTTP API Commands:
|Reset NetcamViewer to factory settings to factory settings . Accessible without a password. Only works if HDMI cable is pulled out.
View all configured cameras and (multi-views).
Optional the format can be specified: json, csv or xml
|Start a camera or (multi-)view corresponding to the ID from the list-views overview.
Start the view with ID "5"
Start the view with ID "5" for 20 seconds.
|Plays a notification sound via HDMI / mini-jack
|Starting startup-view (if set)
|Screenshot of the NetcamViewer Monitor display
|Enabling Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.
|Disable Remote Support function. Accessible without a password.
That is possible, you can do this by following these steps:
- From the menu on the left choose the option ''settings''.
- At the bottom of the page, under the heading ''System'', you will find the manual IP settings.
- When you activate this you will find the following options where you can manually configure the IP-settings:
The default configuration for NetcamViewer Monitor is to receive its IP settings via DHCP.
You can always find the IP address and the host name where you can reach the unit on the monitor screen when no camera is being displayed.
If you prefer to give NetcamViewer Monitor a fixed IP address then you can enable this and enter the appropriate details and then click okay.
In this FAQ article we assume that you already have a configured NetcamViewer Monitor and know the correct IP address / hostname.
This article describes how to switch camera images or (multi)views when sending an HTTP API command, which can be used for various applications:
Switch to an intercom image when the doorbell rings.
Switch to a camera as soon as the camera detects movement.
Switching to a camera image can also be for a temporary period, for example 20 seconds. After this, the image switches back to the view NetcamViewer Monitor was on when the API command was sent.
In a browser, go to the following address:
You will see a similar page with all configured cameras and views: The following commands only require the ID of the view. Therefore, in the overview with all views, find the ID of the view you want to display after sending the API command. In this example, after pressing a button, we want to switch to the view called "Front Door Ringer View", which has ID "5". The following command can be used in the software that will send the API command:
http:// [IPADDRESS] /commands/play/5
This command will cause NetcamViewer Monitor to switch to the view with ID 5. (In this example "Front Door Ringer View". In many cases it can be useful to switch to a certain camera or view for only a few seconds. To make use of this, the command can be extended with a parameter that indicates how many seconds the view should be displayed:
http:// [IPADDRESS] /commands/play/5-20
Extending the command with "-20" will show the view with ID "5" for 20 seconds. The value behind "-" is the time the view is displayed in seconds.
1. From the menu on the left select the options ''settings''.
2. Now select the option ''Language'', you can now choose from 3 languages: English, Dutch or German.
3. Once you have changed the language you can refresh the page so that the language will change into the language that you have chosen.
- When it is not possible to establish a connection with the camera then this will be indicated in the top half of the camera tile instead of a still image from the camera.
- When the autorisation credentials are not correct then this will be indicated in the top half of the camera tile instead of a still image from the camera.
- Make sure that the settings for the camera are correct. In particular check the details such as IP address, port and the selected brand of camera.
When you are configuring NetcamViewer Monitor from a somewhat slower device then it is possible that these pages are slow to load. To speed this up you can disable the animations and progress bar in the settings.
Download the complete list of HDMI API Commands and modes:
Change HDMI mode via API:
Standard the communication between the TV or monitor and the NetcamViewer Monitor takes place via the HDMI cable.
If the automatic settings are not correct it is possible to change them via the API HDMI mode.
The default state of the NetcamViewer Monitor is set to group 0: auto detect. The groups (if group 1 or 2 is specified) must be used together with the appropriate mode.
The most common group is 1 (CEA).
The most common resolutions are 1080p and 720p, both on 60Hz.
This results in the following common API commands:
http://[IPADRESS]/commands/set-hdmi/1-4 (for 720p)
Afterwards the NetcamViewer Monitor will restart.
Other HDMI API commands:
Information about the connected monitor or TV can be retrieved with the command below (if there is no multi view displayed)
Use the modes 'preferred' or 'native'.
Reset settings to automatically hdmi:
Tip: PAL countries were historically 50Hz and NTSC countries 60Hz. However all newer HDMI tvs standard will be 60Hz.
When your user name and/or password are not correct the lock symbol is displayed.
From the menu on the left you can make the following selections:
- MY IP-CAMERAS: the initial screen foor your IP-cameras.
- SETTINGS: The settings for NetcamViewer Monitor.
- SUPPORT: Support via FAQ or e-mail.
- ABOUT US: Version information and update.
When you select the option ''settings'' you will arrive at this screen:
Here you can, among other things:
- Change the user name and password of the Monitor
- Change the default view
- Change various system settings.
From the menu on the left choose the option ''my IP-cameras''.
Using the + sign you can add a camera or a sequence of cameras to NetcamViewer Monitor.
For every additional camera you add a new tile becomes visible which contains mulitple functions:
- After a succesful connection to the camera the top half shows a still image from the camera.
- This image contains a start icon to show this camera on the display.
- When the camera is already displayed, the stop icon will be shown. In this way it is also immediately clear which camera is currently displayed on the screen.
- The bottom half of the tile shows the name of the camera.
- At the bottom of the tile the delete icon and the settings icon are shown. These are used to remove the camera from NetcamViewer Monitor or to change the settings.
This can be cause by a number of things, please check the following settings to resolve this issue.
1. Confirm that your maximum camera resolution is not set above the maximum of 1920 x 1080p
2. Confirm that you are using the correct camera login credentials in the NCV-monitor and that the user has administrator rights in the camera.
3. Confirm the set streaming codec is set to either MJPEG or H.264.
4. Check the camera manufacturers website for the correct http/rtsp ports.
5. If using the advanced method of adding a camera make sure to look up the correct way to create a RTSP link for your specific camera model and brand.
- If your question is not in the FAQ, then you can send us a message via email. In 'message' enter a description of you problem with as much detail as possible.
- Send debug data: by default, several configuration settings are included with this message, which will help us to solve your problem. If you prefer not to send this information then you can turn that off.
- Send: After clicking the send button your default email application is opened to send your message and configuration settings via email.mations and progress bar in the settings.
You can operate NetcamViewer Monitor via a web browser on any device with a network connection on the same network as to which NetcamViewer Monitor is connected. To do this, enter the host name or IP address of NetcamViewer Monitor in the address bar of your browser.
You can find the IP address and host the name of your NetcamViewer Monitor at the bottom left of the screen after switching the unit on.
If you do not have access to the screen, you can find NetcamViewer Monitor by doing an IP scan of your entire network. For Windows, we recommend the program 'Advanced IP Scanner'.
If the NetcamViewer Monitor can be accessed it will be shown as Raspberry Pi.