The HYDRA system is a rugged multi-channel video acquisition and network video server / streamer system. The HYDRA unit can capture, encode and stream up to 12 channels of video and a single channel of audio over an Ethernet LAN using a variety of compression levels and streaming rates.
The system is designed for video surveillance in harsh environments and is suitable for use in both static and vehicle installations.
The HYDRA system produces an industry standard MPEG-4 video plus audio stream using a standard RTP/RTSP IP stream. The HYDRA can be customized with additional application software if required for specialist installations.
The HYDRA is configured and controlled using a series of HTML web pages which are viewed on any web browser. The control screens enable the user to optimize the compression settings to suit networks with different bandwidth capabilities.