The Wisenet PNM-9085RQZ is a 30FPS @ 60Hz, PTRZ, multi-camera system accessible over single IP address for various monitoring and market intelligence solutions. A Celona 5G LAN allows for deploying the Wisenet camera further than before to extend its reach. In this article, we review onboarding the PNM-9085RQZ camera onto a Celona network.

Topology and core components:

We tested the PNM-9085RQZ camera with the Celona outdoor access point.

Since cameras require access to the the corporate network behind the Celona network, we have configured the following on the CradlePoint R500 router:

DHCP reservation: We locked down the DHCP IP address given to the camera from the R500 via MAC address. Obtain the MAC address of the camera and reserve a DHCP IP address so that we can configure port forwarding with a predictable IP address.

Port forwarding: This functionality allows for forwarding inbound connections for particular ports to be forwarded to the camera. In this example, we forward RTSP (port 554) and port 80 (for the IP camera management interface).

Set the WAN interface to "Always On": Cameras never connect out - this will cause the router to sleep on WAN. To prevent idle connections from causing the WAN to sleep, from the Connection Manager, set the WAN interface to "Always On".

In the corresponding Celona Edge context in the Celona Orchestrator, create an external IP domain to point to the downstream DHCP server. This will allow Celona Edge to proxy an IP address from the DHCP server - to the camera behind the CBRS gateway.

Within the Device Group page in Celona Orchestrator, create a Device Group to associate the SIM for the Multitech gateway to the External IP Domain that you just created.

To enable the CBRS camera side of this network, insert a Celona SIM into the gateway, connect its antennas, and power it up. Note that the PNM-9085RQZ will require its own Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.

Enable a SIM in the Celona Orchestrator and with the router powered on, wait for Connected: Yes status on Celona Orchestrator for the relevant SIM identity. Note that, without the Celona Device Group and External IP domain defined, the router would have obtained a 12.1.1.x IP address from the Celona Edge.

With the Celona Device Group and External IP domain defined, router in passthrough mode will obtain an IP address from the downstream DHCP server (in our lab: 192.168.4.0/24 subnet).

From a video player (e.g. VLC media player) on the corporate side of the network, access the 4 cameras in the PNM-9085RQZ at

rtsp://<DeviceIP>:<port>/<sensor#>/profile2/media.smp

Specifically,

  • rtsp://<IP address>/0/profile2/media.smp

  • rtsp://<IP address>/1/profile2/media.smp

  • rtsp://<IP address>/2/profile2/media.smp

  • rtsp://<IP address>/3/profile2/media.smp

The cameras on the unit can also be accessed via the Wisenet software at https://<IP address>.

Guidance for accessing RTSP paths for the PNM-9085RQZ camera can be found here.


To see video cameras in action on a Celona network, powering critical use cases that you care the most about, feel free to request a custom demo here.

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