How To | VisionSuite - Getting Started Guide

This article aims to be your starting point once you've received your SVs1 or SVs4 server.

Updated at April 16th, 2024


If everything went according to plan, you’ve landed on this page because you just got your Seervision server and you’re wanting to try it out. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place!

Accessing the user interface

The HDMI ports on the SVs1 and SVs4 servers can not be used to access the web interface. They will just show a terminal login prompt and nothing else.

The Seervision UI is actually a website (more specifically, a web app).  To access the UI, you'll need to visit the server IP by using Google's Chrome browser. 

The server uses a DHCP address by default. If there is no DHCP server, it will use a link-local address in the 169.254.x.x range.

All you need to do is:

  1. Power up the Seervision server
  2. Connect it to your LAN
  3. Find the IP of the server (you'll need to use our Discovery Tool for this)
  4. Access the IP using Google Chrome

If you have an SVs4 (2 channel) server, you'll be able to navigate between both software instances by simply typing /1 or /2 at the end of IP address in your browser, or by using the navigation bar at the top:

  • Instance 1: http://ip_address/1
  • Instance 2: http://ip_address/2

That’s it! 


Configuring control of the NC-Series Cameras

To configure control of your NC-series PTZ, make sure it is either an NC 12x80 or an NC 20x60, then work through the following steps:

  1. Open up the Operations Server (hamburger menu on the top right) and locate the PTU Configuration card.
  2. Under Name, give it a friendly name with which you can recognize the PTZ (i.e. tracking cam 1).
  3. Under PTU, select the appropriate driver for the camera (either QSYS NC 12x80 v9.10+ or QSYS NC 20x60 v9.10+).
    1. if you're using an NC-110 as a conductor camera, select Virtual Driver instead.
  4. Under IP, provide the IP address of the PTZ camera.
    1. You'll find the IP address of your camera in the Configurator tab using Q-SYS Designer.
  5. Under Model, select Q-SYS.
  6. Under Lens, select the lens that corresponds to your PTZ model.
  7. If your camera is ceiling-mounted (i.e. upside down), make sure to select the tickboxes for invert pan/tilt.
  8. Hit Apply Immediately.

If you need more details on getting started, check out our UI manual.


Connecting the video input

To steer the camera, the server will also need its video feed. To ingest the RTSP video feed:

  1. Navigate to the home page of the Seervision web UI
  2. In the top left, open the Video Input dropdown menu
  3. Click the RTSP option, and add the location of the RTSP stream, which should look something like rtsp://yourcameraip/main (for example: rtsp://
  4. Select the RTSP stream that you've just added from the dropdown

For more information, see the IP Stream Support section of our manual.


Connecting to the plugin

Once your server is up and running, you'll want to make sure it talks to the relevant Seervision plug-in in your Q-SYS Design. Make sure you've downloaded the latest version from Asset Manager.

To learn more about using the plug-in, follow the documentation provided once installed, or simply press F1 once you've dragged it into your Q-SYS design to access the help page.