- Manufacturer: Qognify (8457 327 900)
- Product: Occularis RTSP
- Type: VMS / Alarm Receiver
- Playback (Back-In-Time)
- Camera Control
- Get Config
Components and Communication
|Sureview||SureView Qognify authentication Service||80/443||HTTP/HTTPS commands for retrieving camera information from authentication service.|
|Sureview||Qognify Ocularis Server (Web API)||9090||Send web API commands to the Qognify Server|
Ocularis Media Server (OMS)
Note: Quognify recommended that the OMS is hosted on a stand alone server.
Please see https://onssi.com/hardware-recommendations/#hd_recommend06 or speak to your Quognify Representation for detail including OMS Server Memory & CPU requirements.
Your Qognify Web API user account (what you will use to login via Sureview) needs to have at least Login to Ocularis Web/Mobile Enter Browse Mode as well as having access to a Camera Privilege Group containing the active cameras you want to stream.
You must be able to load the Qognify Web Interface and stream cameras from the Sureview Device Server locations. (Default port 9090)
Qognify Sureview Network Diagram
Configuration in Qognify Ocularis
The following are the steps required to configured this system to work with the Sureview.
Before you begin
Before you configure your Qognify Ocularis system to work with Sureview make sure you have the following:
- The Qognify Ocularis Software installed with a valid licence
- At least 1 camera setup on the system
- OMS 3
Onssi Ocularis Port Configuration
The default port for the Web API is 9090, if necessary this can be changed by editing settings.ini file located in C:\Program Files\OnSSI\Ocularis Media Server\OcularisMediaServer.
Note: Qognify do not recommend changing this port.
|Setting Name||Default Value||Purpose|
|QognifyVideoConnectionRetryCount||3||Number of times the integration will attempt to get video before throwing an error|
|QognifyVideoConnectionDelay||5||Time period in seconds wait before retrying the video connection|
|QognifyAuthenticationServicePort||80||Port to send commands to the Authentication Service|
|QognifyAuthenticationServiceUseHttps||false||Use https protocol or http|
|QognifyPaneIdUpdateInterval||60||Time period in seconds to tell the Authentication service that the integration is still connected.|
|QognifyVideoStreamHeartbeatInterval||30||Time period in seconds to send a request to the Qognify Ocularis server to tell it to keep the video stream active.|
How do I add/edit users and groups?
See the Ocularis Administrator User Manual available here https://onssi.com/documentation
General ConfigurationFor general help on configuring Qognify Ocularis please refer to Qognify's documentation provided here.
Configuration in Sureview
The following are the steps required to configured this integration in the Sureview interface.
Before you begin
Check that the Sureview Server can access the OMS Web API, and that live video can be seen. If there are no working cameras through the Web API interface, it will not work in Sureview.
Go to the Qognify Web API Interface, via a web browser on all Sureview Device Tier Servers. This can be accessed using the server host/IP and the configured port (default is 9090). You should get the login screen.
Log in with the username and password for the Qognify Ocularis Web API (the same details you will use in Sureview)
You should then see the following screen, with live video from any cameras that are configured.
Before you configure Sureview to work with Qognify Ocularis make sure you have the following:
- Open ports on your Sureview server
- Username and password of your Qognify Ocularis Web API
- A root site must be setup so the authentication Service can use the connection details to setup an authentication token.
Authentication Service Setup
The authentication service can be installed through the Sureview installer to run on the same machine as Sureview and must be installed for each Sureview Device Tier Server. Configuration settings such as host, port, username are retrieved through Sureview. The authentication service it self is configured to run under http(s)://localhost.
The authentication service has a configuration file that allows customisation of some settings:
|Setting Name||Default Value||Purpose|
|SessionKeepAliveOverride||false||When set to true the authentication service will use the SessionKeepAliveHeartbeat setting below to heartbeat authentication tokens instead of the value returned from time period returned from server.|
|SessionKeepAliveHeartbeat||60||Time period in seconds to send a request to keep the authentication token alive.|
|AuthenticationRequestTimeoutSeconds||60||Time period in seconds to allow retrieval of an authentication token.|
|ApiRequestTimeoutSeconds||30||Time period in seconds to allow for all other API commands|
|AuthenticationRequestRetrySeconds||60||The time period that will be waited following a failed token request before making a new request.|
|ExpiredPaneIdCheckInterval||60||The period at which the service will check for panes that are no longer being used by and connected integrations, so they can be cleared and reused|
|Host||Qognify Ocularis Host|
|Port||Ocularis Port (Default : 9090)|
|Username||Qognify Ocularis username|
|Password||Qognify Ocularis password|
|Extra Value||Any parameters you wish to include|
Extra Value/ Parameters
Extra value text is used to provide a grouping option for the cameras in the Qognify Ocularis. This is to be used to group cameras to a specific site based on the camera naming convention.
There are 3 types of grouping available :
|Exact grouping||using this method cameras will be grouped based the camera name exactly matching the specified value (case insensitive).|
|Prefix grouping||using this method cameras will be grouped based the camera name starting with the specified value.|
|Wildcard grouping||using this method cameras will be grouped based the specified value appearing anywhere in the camera|
The extra value parameters supported by Sureview are displayed in the table below.
Extra Value Text
cameragrouping=Swansea Front Door Camera
Will only match a camera with this exact name.
Will match all cameras starting with Swansea. Eg. Swansea Front Door Camera, Swansea Side Door Camera, Swansea Car Park Camera
Will match all cameras containing Front. Eg. Swansea Front Door Camera, Tampa Front Door Camera
*** Only 1 Camera Grouping Parameter can be used per site ***
*** Providing no grouping option with default to all cameras being imported into the site ***
Using Site Syncing (Feature compatible license required)
The following steps give a basic overview of syncing an Qognify Ocularis System with a site within Sureview.
Site Syncing will allow for Sureview to automatically get the cameras from Qognify Ocularis and add them into Sureview.
Go to Sync > Sync Systems > Add Sync System
Once the device has been added to Site Syncing you will need to Go to Sync > Sync Entries > Add Sync Entry
Valued to be used to match and import cameras
Site Syncing is not returning any cameras
How do I force a sync?
To force a re-sync edit an applied sync system and click "Update". The sync setting will be synced immediately.
Connection to get an authentication token is timing out
Increase the timeout period in the authentication service configuration file and try again
There is no live video being returned in Sureview
Check the Qognify Web Interface using the same login detail that are set up in Sureview. Check to see if it is also having connection issues with the camera, if so it is likely that the device is having issues.
If the camera is working via the Web Interface, check the router service is running and possibly check the router log for any indication that there might be a connection issue.
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