A video unit is a type of video encoding or decoding device that is capable of communicating over an IP network and can incorporate one or more video encoders. The high-end encoding models also include their own recording and video analytic capabilities. Cameras (IP or analog), video encoders, and video decoders are all examples of video units. In Security Center, a video unit refers to a type of entity that represents a video encoding or decoding device.
Video units are created manually, or automatically by the Archiver if the unit supports automatic discovery.