Configuring the Media Router role - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can configure the Media Router role settings to optimize the throughput and increase the security of your private network.

What you should know

When Omnicast™ is enabled by your license, the Media Router role is created by default and hosted on the main server. The default setup is usually sufficient, unless you have a complex system involving multiple private networks.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task.
  2. Select the Media Router role.
  3. (Optional) Click the Resources tab, and configure the following:
    1. Change the role’s primary server.
    2. To configure failover for the Media Router, add a standby server.
  4. Click the Properties tab.
  5. If the default start multicast address and port settings conflict with other applications on your system, select a different IP address or port in the Start multicast address fields.
    In multicast, all audio and video sources are streamed to different multicast addresses while using the same port number, because multicast switches and routers use the destination IP address to make their routing decisions. Similarly, the Media Router assigns that same port number to all streaming devices (microphones and cameras), starting with the specified IP address, and adding 1 for every new device it encounters.
  6. To secure and authenticate RTSP video requests in Security Center, enable Secure communication.
    When secure communication is enabled, all video communications use RTSP over TLS. If your network is configured for Multicast or Unicast UDP, only the RTSP control channel is encrypted. If your network is configured for Unicast TCP, only the RTSP control channel is encrypted for live video redirection. Video playback and video export always use RTSP over TCP, therefore the RTSP control channel and the video data channel are both encrypted.
    IMPORTANT: Secure communication is enabled by default on new installations, but disabled if you upgraded from version 5.5 or earlier. When secure communication is turned on, Security Center systems older than 5.5 cannot federate your Security Center system.
  7. Add or change the redirector configurations.
  8. Click Apply.