16 channel MJPEG video server | Model 2480

Model 2480 16 channel MJPEG video server
  • 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-inch rackmountable enclosure


Model 2480 is an Ethernet-based video server that simultaneously captures, overlays, and streams up to 16 analog video inputs onto Ethernet. 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.

Model 2480 block diagram


Each 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.

2480 web screenshot

Model 2480 stream configuration web page


Physical layerAuto-switching 100/1000 BaseT Ethernet
Connector typeRJ-45
Isolation1500 Vrms
Streaming control protocolsRTSP
Stream protocolsHTTP
RTP (RFC 2435)
RTP-TS (RFC 2250)
Video inputs
Channels16 analog composite
Input impedance75 Ω
Connector typeBNC
Video capture
A/D resolution8 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 rate480 fps (NTSC)
400 fps (PAL)
Frame rate
(per second, per channel)
NTSC: 30, 20, 10
PAL: 25, 20, 10
Video compression
FormatMJPEG (ITU-T T.81 | ISO/IEC 10918-1)
JPEG Quality0 to 100
Video outputs
Channels4 analog composite with individual on/off capability
Output impedance75 Ω
Connector typeBNC
Crosspoint switch16x4 analog video
Operating range0 to 50 °C
(with convection cooling)
Supply voltage100 to 240 VAC (at .5 to 3 A)
60 to 50 Hz
Nominal power consumption28 W
Connector typeIEC/C14
Dimensions(W x H x D): 19.00 x 15.08 x 1.75 inches


File Version Type Size
Model 2480 Technical Reference Manual1.0.3PDF1.47 MB
Model 2480 Mechanical Drawing1.0.0PDF109 KB

Pricing & Ordering

Model Description Qty 1 Qty 2-9 Order Qty.
248016 channel MJPEG video server$2140$2085

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