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PoE Switch Setup With NVR: Know the Configuration Process
Before beginning the discussion over how to use the PoE switch setup with NVR, let us discuss both elements individually.
PoE Switches Discussed in Brief
The PoE switches are the intermediate devices that are driven by power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. These switches trigger or terminate the data transmission in an Ethernet cable network. PoE is the protocol that enables data transmission via a single Ethernet cable from single or multiple power sourcing equipment (PSE) to powered devices (PD) like the IP cameras. The switches perform the task of triggering or terminating data transmission to specific devices in the Ethernet network. Basically, the switches take data stream input from PSE and deliver it to the PD of specified IP addresses.
What is PoE NVR?
NVR stands for a network video recorder. When it is integrated with PoE transmission protocols, it is referred to as PoE NVR. This PoE NVR offers centralized controls for video or image management and storage. Often the NVR technology is integrated with PoE switches in order to form a managed PoE NVR network. This PoE NVR connection enables the transmission of electronic data and power over an Ethernet cable. Multiple switches are integrated for the number of powered devices, as data distribution is performed by them. The switches deliver video data to a specific IP address under the PoE NVR.
Difference between PoE NVR and PoE Switches
The difference between PoE NVR and PoE switches is that NVR is an advanced video signal processing technology, whereas PoE switches act as intermediate devices. If video transmission over Ethernet only adopts PoE switches in the Ethernet network, it only allows managed networking and data transmission. On the other hand, PoE NVR enables remote IP addresses and controlled video data transmission, processing, and storage, which improves the quality of the video transmission network.
If both the technologies, namely, PoE and NVR are integrated together, they generate a highly efficient video transmission network. Although to serve regular or advanced video transmission over Ethernet and NVR, the PoE switches are configured with NVR in two different ways. These configurations are discussed in detail in the next section.
Configuration Process of PoE Switch Setup with NVR
Generally, the PoE switches are integrated or configured with NVR for the following purposes.
- To reduce the complexity of the Ethernet video transmission network.
- To get more number of ports for transmission.
Basic PoE Switch Setup with NVR to Reduce Network Complexity
- Interconnect the NVR and PoE routers: If the plug and play connectivity is not available then, the operator may have to follow steps in product manuals.)
- Avail one or more PoE switches: Connect the PoE switch to the LAN port of the PoE router with the help of an Ethernet cable. Further, connect a power cable to the power outlet of the PoE switch.
- Connect the cameras to ports: Connect the IP cameras to the number of ports on the PoE switches. Commonly in this setup, 1 to 8 switches are available.
- Connect IP cameras and PoE NVR router: Ensure that IP cameras are interlinked with the PoE NVR router to enable centralized control and video recording.
This specific configuration of PoE switches with PoE NVR allows video transmission from multiple IP cameras by using a single Ethernet cable, which reduces the complexity of the network. This system requires no external power sources or power wires.
PoE Switch Setup with NVR to Get More Ports
- Connect the IP cameras to a PoE switch that has 1 to 8 ports.
- Connect the PoE switch to the local area network (LAN) so that the switch works as a hub or a command switch.
- Further, connect the hub or command port to the PoE router and then connect another PoE switch with 1 to 8 ports to the hub switch via an open port. With this connection, the overall count of PoE ports becomes fifteen (seven utility ports of the hub switch and eight of secondary PoE switch)
- Further, connect the NVR with the PoE router and ensure all the IP cameras are interlinked to NVR. This way, all IP cameras function under the same NEVER network with additional utility PoE ports.