Bridge v.2

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vCloud.ai Bridge v.2

Purpose

Bridge v.2 is a software application for microcomputers that does the following:
- Searches for IP cameras in local network
- Adds cameras to vCloud.ai VSaaS user account
- Can generate direct RTSP links for cameras
- Works with any ONVIF cameras

Requirements

Bridge v.2 (codename Finder) can be installed on the following platforms: - Orange Pi Zero and above
- Raspberry Pi 3 and above
- Intel Atom based microcomputers
- other ARM and x86 architecture computers with Linux

Installation

1. Install Arabian OS to the bridge device 2. Connect the bridge device to the network with LAN cable (WiFi connection is not supported) 3. Download the lates software installer from https://vcloud.ai/downloads page
4. Copy the installation package on the destination computer
5. Unzip the installer
6. Run install.sh (./install.sh) under root user account
7. Open a web browser and go to the IP address of the bridge

Setting a static IP address

The Bridge v.2 software allows for changing the IP address from Settings -> Change bridge IP address , however first you need to assign a static IP to your device as follows:
1. Open the Network Interface file for editing by this command:

nano /etc/network/interfaces 


2. Replace the default settings with the following:

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# Network is managed by Network manager

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface

# allow-hotplug eth0

# iface eth0 inet dhcp

# Static IP address

auto eth0      # ou auto enp0s7 (see  ifconfig)

iface eth0 inet static

        address 192.168.1.55

        netmask 255.255.255.0

        gateway 192.168.1.1

3. Reboot the device
4. As a result your static IP address is set to 192.168.1.55

Using the Bridge

Open a web browser and go to the IP address of the bridge.
The log in page should appear.

Log in page.png

Default password is: admin
After logging in the camera search page comes up.

Camera search page.png


Fill Name, Login and Password fields with camera credentials and add cameras to the bridge by clicking the corresponding add buttons (green + buttons) or click Add all devices button below.
Cameras in the table with a green plus button on the left are available for adding, others with inactive V buttons are already added to the bridge.

Added devices.png


After adding the required cameras to the bridge open the main menu in the top left corner and go to Show added devices page. Here you can copy the RTSP links and add cameras to your vCloud.ai VSaaS account by clicking the cloud button on the right side of the table.
If you are planning to add cameras to your vCloud.ai VSaaS account please go to Main menu -> Setting -> Cloud account and input your vCloud.ai VSaaS account credentials.