About the Media Gateway role - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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The Media Gateway role is used by Genetec™ Mobile and Web Client to get transcoded video from Security Center. The Media Gateway role supports the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), which external applications can use to request raw video streams from Security Center.

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 on a web page using an off-the-shelf viewer that supports the camera's specific encoding.

The Media Gateway role has the following characteristics:
  • RTSP is supported following the RFC 2326 standard.
  • IPv6 multicast is supported.
  • Omnicast™ federated streams are not supported.
  • GPU hardware acceleration is supported.
  • Live and playback video can be requested.
  • Non-video streams such as audio, PTZ commands, overlays, and metadata are not supported.
  • One instance of this role is permitted per system.
  • Load distribution can be enabled by assigning multiple servers to this role.

Scope and limitations

IPv6 is only used when the following conditions are met:
  • Both the client and the server have IPv6 enabled.
  • The initial setup request was done using IPv6.
Otherwise, the system falls back to IPv6 unicast or IPv4.