Text: Eric Wong
How to use an LTS camera on an Empower/Sapphire NVR built-in PoE switch
Several of the Unisight Empower and LTS Sapphire NVRs have a built Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) switch on the back of the system. To utilize this hardware, the camera must be configured differently than the setup in the guide above for installation of the camera on a separate PoE switch.
- Before activating the IP camera and setting its address, log into the Empower/Sapphire NVR on a
browser and navigate to Setup > Network > TCP/IP. On the page, make note of the IP Address and default gateway showing on the Ethernet port that is connected to the router.
2. Navigate to Setup > Network > Switch.
3. On this page, the IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway needs to be set for the built-in PoE
switch. Make sure the first 3 numbers of the IP address of the Default Gateway that you place here
do not match those that are listed in the Step 1 listed above.
Note: For this example, we set the switch to be 192.168.188.101 with a gateway of 192.168.188.1
(you can set this address to any subnet as long as it does not match the NVR’s IP address subnet).
After the built-in PoE switch is configured, activate and set the LTS Platinum IP camera on an IP address where the first 3 numbers match what was setup on the Switch page of the NVR in the previous step.
Follow the same steps on page 1-4 for setting the configuration of the camera and the NVR. The only step that is different, is when you are adding the camera to the NVR, make sure the channel you select is the same channel that the camera is plugged into. If the camera is plugged into port 3, make sure to add the camera under channel D3.