Using Flussonic Agent¶
Flussonic Agent (or simply Agent) is a small-size software that allows cameras from a local area network (LAN) to connect with an external Watcher server via an encrypted channel. The Agent can be added to the IP camera firmware by manufacturer.
For the Agent on camera to connect with the server, it is enough to connect the camera to your LAN with access to the Internet: IRIS firmware allows this with a QR code, in other cases please refer to the manufacturer's guidelines.
The benefits of using Agent¶
Agent solves the problem of communication between Watcher and devices from behind NAT. It helps if the camera does not have a dedicated IP address or if you do not want to perform port forwarding on network equipment so that the camera in the local network could be seen by a remote Watcher server via the Internet. With Agent, a camera itself initiates the connection with Watcher and automatically registers there (while without Agent, usually it is the server that initiates the connection with cameras).
In addition, Agent helps if the communication channel between the camera and the server is unstable. Many cameras do not support video buffering. Agent installed on cameras creates the buffer to resend packets that for some reason did not reach the server.
The Flussonic Agent concept and advantages section provides details about how Agent works and how it is better than other ways of delivering video from cameras to Flussonic Watcher.
In this section:
- Devices supported by Agent
- Flussonic Agent concept and advantages
- Agent in the Watcher UI
- Monitoring your Agents
Devices supported by Agent¶
We offer a line of cameras with the Agent already installed. Please check out our branded cameras here or contact our technical support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get extended list of camera models with Agent. Our team is always ready to help you get the Agent that suits your case.
The camera is connected via Agent as follows: