Picolo.net Video Servers

Low-latency HD-SDI/HDMI video encoders

At a glance
  • High-quality HEVC (H.265) / AVC (H.264) encoding
  • Stream video from full HD SDI and HDMI sources over an IP network
  • Up to 8 inputs
  • Compatible with major Video Management Software
 
Picolo.net HD1
(DIN rail)

HEVC (H.265) 1080p60 IP video encoder

 
Picolo.net HD1
(Desktop/Wall)

HEVC (H.265) 1080p60 IP video encoder

 
Picolo.net HD4

Four-input HD-SDI low-latency IP video encoder

 
Picolo.net HD8R

Eight-input HD-SDI rack-mount low-latency IP video encoder

Save 50% bit rate - Save 50% storage space
Save 50% bit rate - Save 50% storage space

  • HEVC (H.265) is two times more efficient than AVC (H.264), resulting in 50% bit rate savings and 50% storage space savings for the same image quality.
  • HEVC (H.265) allows for doubling the image quality at the same bit rate when compared to AVC (H.264).


Developed with the support of the DG06 Technology Development Department
Developed with the support of the DG06 Technology Development Department


Why ONVIF?

ONVIF, Standards for IP Connectivity


ONVIF Profile S and T compliance for seamless VMS compatibility

  • Exacq [exacqVision]
  • Genetec [Omnicast and Security Centre]
  • Milestone Systems [XProtect Corporate and Enterprise]
  • OnSSI [Ocularis]
  • Digifort
  • AxxonSoft [Axxon Smart]
  • Inaxsys
  • Seetec


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Mechanical
Form Factor
Stand alone device
Stand alone device
Stand alone device
Housing
Aluminum housing
Aluminum housing
Aluminum housing
Mounting
DIN rail
Desktop or wall-mount
  • Desktop
  • Wall mounting base plate included
  • DIN rail mount clip included
Dimensions
L 105mm x H 63.9 mm x D 185mm
L 130.4mm x H 55.3 mm x D 185mm
L 174 mm x H 53 mm x D 210 mm (Dimensions excluding cable connector plugs)
Weight
760 g, 1.68 lb
800 g, 1.76 lb
820 g, 1.81 lb 875 g, 1.93 lb with wall-mount accessory 890 g, 1.96 lb with DIN rail-mount accessory
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s)
  • SDI for SD and HD digital audio/video
  • HDMI for SD and HD digital audio/video
  • SDI for SD and HD digital audio/video
  • HDMI for SD and HD digital audio/video
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Connectors
  • AUDIO OUT: TRS 3.5 mm jack socket connector
  • HDMI AUDIO/VIDEO OUT: High Definition Multimedia Interface Type A receptacle
  • AUDIO OUT: TRS 3.5 mm jack socket connector
  • HDMI AUDIO/VIDEO OUT: High Definition Multimedia Interface Type A receptacle
AUDIO OUTPUTS 1 to 4: 4 x TRS 3.5 mm jack socket connectors on the front pane
Formats and standards (HD)
SDI interface:
  • HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M): 720p and 1080i - YUV422
  • 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M): 1080p - YUV422
HDMI interface:
  • 720p, 1080i and 1080p - YUV422
SDI interface:
  • HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M): 720p and 1080i - YUV422
  • 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M): 1080p - YUV422
HDMI interface:
  • 720p, 1080i and 1080p - YUV422
  • 720p (SMPTE 296M)
  • 1080p (SMPTE 274M) (progressive scan only)
Formats and standards (SD)
SDI interface:
  • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M): 486i and 576i - YUV422
HDMI interface:
  • 480i and 576i - YUV422
SDI interface:
  • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M): 486i and 576i - YUV422
HDMI interface:
  • 480i and 576i - YUV422
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Video inputs
  • 1 SD-/HD-/3G-SDI (Single link @ 270 Mbps/1.485 Gbps/2.970 Gbps)
  • 1 HDMI 1.4 (Single link @ 165 MHz max)
  • 1 SD-/HD-/3G-SDI (Single link @ 270 Mbps/1.485 Gbps/2.970 Gbps)
  • 1 HDMI 1.4 (Single link @ 165 MHz max)
4 HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) / HDcctv 1.0
Native resolution
  • 480i: 720 x 480
  • 486i: 720 x 486
  • 576i: 720 x 576
  • 720p: 1280 x 720
  • 1080p/1080i: 1920 x 1080
  • 480i: 720 x 480
  • 486i: 720 x 486
  • 576i: 720 x 576
  • 720p: 1280 x 720
  • 1080p/1080i: 1920 x 1080
  • 720p: 1280 x 720
  • 1080p: 1920 x 1080
Frame rate
SDI and HDMI interfaces:
  • 720p and 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 images per second
  • 1080i: 50, 59.94, 60 fields per second
SDI and HDMI interfaces:
  • 720p and 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 images per second
  • 1080i: 50, 59.94, 60 fields per second
  • 720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
  • 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
Video presence indicators
Green LED
Green LED
4 green LEDs on front panel
Number of cameras
1 SDI or 1 HDMI
1 SDI or 1 HDMI
4
Audio inputs
Number of inputs
3 (1 analog, 2 embedded digital), Stereo
3 (1 analog, 2 embedded digital), Stereo
2
Type
  • AUDIO OUT: Two-channel line-level analog audio
  • HDMI AUDIO/VIDEO OUT: Two-channel embedded digital audio
  • AUDIO OUT: Two-channel line-level analog audio
  • HDMI AUDIO/VIDEO OUT: Two-channel embedded digital audio
Mono line-level analog outputs
Sampling rate
Fixed, 48 kHz
Fixed, 48 kHz
Fixed, 48 kHz
Audio format
  • 1 Sample rate converter
  • Up to 3 encoded streams:
    • AAC-LC compression: ~140 kbps (Hi-Fi)
    • G.711: 8 bits, 8 kHz (telephony)
    • Linear PCM: 16 bits, 44.1/48 kHz
  • 1 Sample rate converter
  • Up to 3 encoded streams:
    • AAC-LC compression: ~140 kbps (Hi-Fi)
    • G.711: 8 bits, 8 kHz (telephony)
    • Linear PCM: 16 bits, 44.1/48 kHz
  • One single-channel audio stream per audio output
  • PCM G.711 μ-law, 64 kbps (8-bit @ 8 kHz)
Audio outputs
Number of outputs
2 (1 analog, 1 embedded digital), Stereo
2 (1 analog, 1 embedded digital), Stereo
2
On-board processing
Image data stream processing
Progressive-scan motion-compensated conversion:
  • Conversion of interlaced video signals to progressive scan
Overlay insertion:
  • Time stamp with frame number
  • Graphical logo
  • Custom text
Privacy masks:
  • 4 rectangular areas
Scaling:
  • Two independent scalers
  • Scaler 1 scales up or down with a max. output resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Scaler 2 scales down with a max. output resolution of 640 x 480
Progressive-scan motion-compensated conversion:
  • Conversion of interlaced video signals to progressive scan
Overlay insertion:
  • Time stamp with frame number
  • Graphical logo
  • Custom text
Privacy masks:
  • 4 rectangular areas
Scaling:
  • Two independent scalers
  • Scaler 1 scales up or down with a max. output resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Scaler 2 scales down with a max. output resolution of 640 x 480
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On-board video codec
Video encoders
  • AVC (H.264) Baseline, Main or High profile
  • HEVC (H.265) Main profile
  • MJPEG
  • AVC (H.264) Baseline, Main or High profile
  • HEVC (H.265) Main profile
  • MJPEG
  • AVC (H.264) Baseline, Main or High profile
  • 12 AVC (H.264) encoders per Picolo.net HD4 device
  • The cumulated encoding power cannot exceed the equivalent of 6 x 1080p30 video streams encoding
Number of streams
Up to 9 streams:
  • Up to 3 HEVC (H.265) streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
  • Up to 3 AVC (H.264) streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
  • Up to 3 MJPEG streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
The cumulated HEVC (H.265) /AVC (H.264) encoding power is 160,000,000 pixels/second (1080p77)
Up to 9 streams:
  • Up to 3 HEVC (H.265) streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
  • Up to 3 AVC (H.264) streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
  • Up to 3 MJPEG streams: 1 @ native resolution, 1 @ scaler 1 resolution, 1 @ scaler 2 resolution
The cumulated HEVC (H.265) /AVC (H.264) encoding power is 160,000,000 pixels/second (1080p77)
Up to 3 individually-configurable encoded streams per video input
Video stream control
Frame rate, resolution, bit rate, encoding
Frame rate, resolution, bit rate, encoding
Frame rate, resolution, bit rate
Bitrate
CBR, VBR, FIXQP from 2kbit/s to 40 Mbit/s
CBR, VBR, FIXQP from 2kbit/s to 40 Mbit/s
CBR, VBR
Video streams resolution
  • 1920 x 1080, Full HD, native for 1080p sources
  • 1280 x 720, HD720, native for 720p sources
  • 960 x 540, qHD
  • 640 x 360, fits within a VGA display
  • 480 x 270
  • 320 x 180, fits within a QVGA display
  • 320 x 240
  • 1920 x 1080, Full HD, native for 1080p sources
  • 1280 x 720, HD720, native for 720p sources
  • 960 x 540, qHD
  • 640 x 360, fits within a VGA display
  • 480 x 270
  • 320 x 180, fits within a QVGA display
  • 320 x 240
  • 1920 x 1080, Full HD, native for 1080p sources
  • 1280 x 720, HD720, native for 720p sources
  • 960 x 540, qHD
  • 640 x 360, fits within a VGA display
  • 480 x 270
  • 320 x 180, fits within a QVGA display
  • 320 x 240
MJPEG encoding performance
62,208,000 pixels/sec (1080p30)
62,208,000 pixels/sec (1080p30)
1 frame per second
Streaming
Media transport protocol
RTP, RTCP
RTP, RTCP
RTP, RTCP
Media transport control protocol
RTSP for RTP streams, TCP for RTSP streams
RTSP for RTP streams, TCP for RTSP streams
RTSP for RTP streams, TCP for RTSP streams
RTP transport modalities
  • RTP over UDP Unicast and over UDP Multicast
  • RTP interleaved in RTSP over HTTP
  • RTP Transport Media Types
  • RTP Payload Format for H.264/H.265 Video
  • RTP Payload Format for MJPEG Video
  • RTP over UDP Unicast and over UDP Multicast
  • RTP interleaved in RTSP over HTTP
  • RTP Transport Media Types
  • RTP Payload Format for H.264/H.265 Video
  • RTP Payload Format for MJPEG Video
  • RTP over UDP Unicast and over UDP Multicast
  • RTP interleaved in RTSP over HTTP
  • RTP Transport Media Types
  • RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video
  • RTP Payload Format for MJPEG Video
Network
LAN interface
1 x Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic speed negotiation
1 x Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic speed negotiation
1 x Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic speed negotiation
LAN connector
1 x RJ45 with link and activity LED indicators
1 x RJ45 with link and activity LED indicators
1 x RJ45 with link and activity LED indicators
Application layer protocols
DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, RTCP, RTP, RTSP, TLS 1.0
DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, RTCP, RTP, RTSP, TLS 1.0
DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, RTCP, RTP, RTSP, TLS 1.0
Transport layer protocols
TCP, UDP
TCP, UDP
TCP, UDP
Internet layer protocols
IPv4, ICMP, IGMPv2
IPv4, ICMP, IGMPv2
IPv4, ICMP, IGMPv2
IP address allocation methods
DHCP, LLA, Static IP
DHCP, LLA, Static IP
DHCP, LLA, Static IP
Number of IP address/MAC address
1
1
1
User authentication and access policy
HTTP and RTSP authentication
Using the "HTTP Digest Authentication" mechanism
Using the "HTTP Digest Authentication" mechanism
Using the "HTTP Digest Authentication" mechanism
WS authentication
Using the WS-Security “Username Token” mechanism, with the "Password Digest" password type
Using the WS-Security “Username Token” mechanism, with the "Password Digest" password type
Using the WS-Security “Username Token” mechanism, with the "Password Digest" password type
Web pages
For easy installation, set up and testing
For easy installation, set up and testing
For easy installation, set up and testing
Access policy
ONVIF 2.3 default policy with four user levels: administrator, operator, user and anonymous
ONVIF 2.3 default policy with four user levels: administrator, operator, user and anonymous
ONVIF 2.2 default policy with four user levels: administrator, operator, user and anonymous
Encryption mechanisms
Web service
Messages encryption using TLS 1.0
Messages encryption using TLS 1.0
Messages encryption using TLS 1.0
HTTPS web pages
Access encryption using TLS 1.0
Access encryption using TLS 1.0
Access encryption using TLS 1.0
ONVIF or proprietary APIs
ONVIF Profile S 1.0
For interoperability with major Video Management Software
For interoperability with major Video Management Software
For interoperability with major Video Management Software
Proprietary web services
For advanced use
For advanced use
For advanced use
Maintenance client interface
To backup and restore configurations, to remotely reboot and upgrade the embedded firmware
To backup and restore configurations, to remotely reboot and upgrade the embedded firmware
To backup and restore configurations, to remotely reboot and upgrade the embedded firmware
System integration
Alarm inputs
1 non-isolated polarity insensitive inputs for closing contacts or electronic sensor with CMOS digital outputs
1 non-isolated polarity insensitive inputs for closing contacts or electronic sensor with CMOS digital outputs
4 non-isolated polarity insensitive inputs for closing contacts or electronic sensor with CMOS digital outputs
Alarm inputs connectors
GPIO: 4-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
GPIO: 4-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
Removable plugs with push-in terminals
Relay outputs
1 potential-free normally open contact
1 potential-free normally open contact
4 potential-free normally open contacts
Relay outputs connectors
GPIO: 4-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
GPIO: 4-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
Removable plugs with push-in terminals
COM
1 serial COM port with one of:
  • RS-232 full-duplex interface
  • RS-422/485 full duplex interface
  • RS-422/485 half duplex interface
1 serial COM port with one of:
  • RS-232 full-duplex interface
  • RS-422/485 full duplex interface
  • RS-422/485 half duplex interface
1 bidirectional half-duplex RS-485 COM port for the control of up to 4 Pelco-D compliant PTZ cameras
COM connector
COM: 8-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
COM: 8-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
Removable plug with push-in terminals
Pan/Tilt/Zoom protocol
  • Pelco D
  • Sony VISCA
  • Pelco D
  • Sony VISCA
Pelco D
Watchdog
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electrical
Supply voltage
  • POWER IN: 9 to 14 V DC, via external power supply block (not included)
  • LAN: as per POE/POE+ specification
  • POWER IN: 9 to 14 V DC, via external power supply block (not included)
  • LAN: as per POE/POE+ specification
10 to 30 V DC, power supply via external unit
Power connector
  • POWER IN: 2-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
  • LAN: RJ45
  • POWER IN: 2-pin 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block socket & plug with screw, rising cage clamp, cable termination.
  • LAN: RJ45
Removable plugs with 2 push-in terminals
Power consumption
10.5 W typical
10.5 W typical
15 W typical
Power status
"Power status" LED
"Power status" LED
"Power OK" green LED on rear panel
Environmental conditions
Operating ambient air temperature
0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
0 to +55 °C / +32 to +131 °F
Operating ambient air humidity
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature
-20 to +70 °C, -4 to +158 °F
-20 to +70 °C, -4 to +158 °F
-20 to +70 °C, -4 to +158 °F
Storage ambient air humidity
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Dissipated power
35.8 BTU/h, 10.5 W (measured at maximum operating ambient temperature with H.264/H.265 encoder at full workload)
35.8 BTU/h, 10.5 W (measured at maximum operating ambient temperature with H.264/H.265 encoder at full workload)
  • At 25°C ambient temperature: 51 BTU/h, 15 W (measured with H.264 encoder at full workload)
  • At maximum operating ambient temperature: 58 BTU/h, 17 W (measured with H.264 encoder at full workload)
Certifications
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
Flammability
PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
RoHS
European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
European Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEE
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information
Event reporting
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Video signal presence and video format change detected
Audio modules
Specification
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  • One or two optional audio modules can be fitted inside Picolo.net HD4
  • Audio modules must be ordered with the Picolo.net and are factory installed
  • The specifications below apply to a single module
Time stamping resolution
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11.1 microseconds (90 kHz time clock)
Latency
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  • 83 ms wire to wire, with 1080p30 video
(With Picolo.net LLD2 decoder. Time measured from encoder input to decoder output)
EMC - Emission
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  • EN 55022:2010 Class A
  • FCC 47 CFR 15 Class A
EMC - Immunity
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  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5
  • EN 61000-4-6
  • EN 61000-4-11
Life Sciences Surgery Stream

High definition video streaming

Endoscopic techniques are less invasive and are becoming more frequent in operating rooms. The smaller incisions generate less pain and facilitate a quick recovery. Cameras and monitors are used by the surgeon to visualize the operative field. The surgeons are hence more dependent on real time images. Nowadays, a recent operating room in a hospital will typically include 10 cameras and monitors. Every medical device can be connected to the IP network and displayed on one or several monitors, inside or outside the operating room. The images can be streamed to any rooms of the hospital, which allows collaboration with peer surgeons or pathologists. Students or other staff members do not need to be in the operating room and can be at a conference room location.
HD LL Streaming Remote

High-definition low latency video streaming over IP for remote control

  • Remote control of cranes. In container terminals, ship-to-shore cranes are controlled remotely. The operators are located in a control station hundreds of meters from the crane and really enjoy the comfortable and ergonomic working position. They are sitting in an armchair, triggering movements with a joystick and buttons and looking at monitors showing images from the cameras. Motion sickness is no more a problem. Remote control made it possible to increase the speed of the crane and to decrease the container loading cycle time.
  • Remote control of drones. Drones can be equipped with high definition cameras for a more precise control and a more detailed inspection. The video streams can be encoded onboard and streamed over the Wi-Fi network to the ground station where they will be processed and archived.
HD LL Streaming Critical

High-definition low latency video streaming over IP

Example: Critical infrastructure
  • Off-shore drilling platforms
  • Oil, gas production, pipelines
  • Petrochemical refineries
  • Power plants
  • Mining
  • Factories / manufacturing plants
  • Military
HD LL Streaming Factory

High-definition low latency video streaming over IP for factory surveillance

In a manufacturing workshop, up to 40 cameras and encoders can be connected to the local (specific) IP network. Any image stream can be displayed on any monitor connected to the network. An operator can monitor or control several machines at the same time. The 2 MPixels camera and a powerful lens allow the operator to see the sharpest details of the scene. The comfort and the safety of the operator is improved as they can sit far away from the hazardous working area.
HD LL Streaming Oil Rigs

High-definition low latency video streaming over IP on oil rigs

Surveillance of critical infrastructure: Drilling is a hazardous operation and the presence of workers in the nearby should be avoided on the drilling floor, close to the turntable. Tele-operated solutions allow to ensure the safety of operators in hazardous or isolated locations, like oil rigs. It is often hard to find people willing to work in such places and, in the future, one can also imagine unmanned platforms operated from the shore.
HD LL Streaming Mines

High-definition low latency video streaming over IP in mines

In open pit mines, unmanned trucks or excavators can be controlled safely from a remote location. The operators we can now benefit from the air conditioning and a reduced ambient noise. As a consequence, operator fatigue is reduced, with a direct influence on the reduction of errors and downtime in daily operations.