SENSORAY Model 2480

SENSORAY Model 2480
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  • Streams 16 channels of NTSC or PAL video over Ethernet
  • Custom text overlays with live timestamps
  • Integral 16x4 crosspoint switch
  • Compatible with VLC, Quicktime, and most web browser viewers
  • 1U 19" rackmountable enclosure

Model 2480 is an Ethernet based video server that simultaneously captures, overlays, and streams onto Ethernet up to 16 analog video inputs. The system is capable of capturing JPEG-compressed images from all 16 channels in real time at full NTSC or PAL frame rates. An integrated 16x4 crosspoint switch enables any input signal to be routed to any of four video outputs for local display while streaming.

SENSORAY Model 2480 block diagramEach analog video input signal is first converted to uncompressed digital video. The digital video frames are optionally scaled and the frame rate decimated, and then a single-line text caption of up to 80 characters can be overlaid onto the video frames. The resulting composite images are converted to Motion JPEG (MJPEG) and streamed out over Ethernet. Both RTSP and HTTP stream control protocols are supported for maximum viewer flexibility.

The unit includes a built-in web server and intuitive web site for manual configuration control, and a Telnet server for controlling the unit from remote automation applications. A comprehensive API library is available to help developers and programmers quickly create automated client solutions.

SEN Model2480 web streamcontrol


Physical layer Auto-switching 100/1000 BaseT Ethernet
Connector type RJ-45
Isolation 1500 Vrms
Streaming control protocols RTSP, HTTP
Stream protocols HTTP, RTP (RFC 2435) , RTP-TS (RFC 2250)
Video inputs
Channels 16 analog composite
Input impedance 75 Ω
Connector type BNC
Formats NTSC, PAL
Video capture
A/D resolution 8 bits luminance, 8 bits chrominance
Image size (pixels) NTSC: 4CIF (640x480), 2CIF (640x240), 1CIF (320x240)
PAL: 4CIF (704x576), 2CIF (704x288), 1CIF (352x288)
Maximum aggregate frame rate 480 fps (NTSC), 400 fps (PAL)
Frame rate
(per second, per channel)
NTSC: 30, 20, 10
PAL: 25, 20, 10
Video compression
Format MJPEG (ITU-T T.81 | ISO/IEC 10918-1)
JPEG Quality 0 to 100
Video outputs
Channels 4 analog composite with individual on/off capability
Output impedance 75 Ω
Connector type BNC
Crosspoint switch 16x4 analog video
Operating range 0 to 50 °C (with convection cooling)
Supply voltage 100 to 240 VAC (at .5 to 3 A), 60 to 50 Hz
Nominal power consumption 28 W
Connector type IEC/C14
Dimensions (W x H x D): 19.00 x 15.08 x 1.75 inches