About the Media Gateway - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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The Media Gateway is a role used by Security Center Web Client and external applications to request live and playback video using the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), and to receive raw video streams from cameras managed by Security Center systems.

There are many uses for raw (not decoded) video streams. For example, an external system can use the raw video streams to perform video analytics and trigger events. Another application can display video in a web page using an off-the-shelf viewer that supports the camera's specific encoding.
NOTE: The Media Gateway role does not support Omnicast™ federated streams.
The Media Gateway includes the following features:
  • It supports the standard RFC 2326.
  • It requires a valid license that provides one or more RTSP streams, as indicated by the Number of RTSP streams license option.
  • A single instance of this role is permitted per system.
  • The role can be assigned to multiple servers for load distribution.
  • Live and playback video can be requested, but non-video streams such as audio, PTZ commands, overlays, and metadata are not supported.
  • The default RTSP port is 654.