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ACTi 1-Channel H.264 Video Encoder

B&H # ACTCD2100 MFR # TCD-2100
ACTi 1-Channel H.264 Video Encoder


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Product Highlights

  • Supports H.264/MPEG-4/MJPEG
  • 25/30 fps at Full D1 Resolution
  • Dual Streaming
  • Video Motion Detection
  • Up to 3 Motion Detection Areas
  • Digital Input/Output
  • Serial Ports for PTZ Control
  • Includes Surveillance Software
  • Embedded Digital Time Code
  • Third Party Compatibility
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The ACTi 1-Channel H.264 Video Encoder is a TCP/IP network based flexible video surveillance device that compresses and transmits high quality live videos and images. It supports H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression formats and delivers crisp and clear image quality at 30 fps in QCIF (160 x 112), CIF (352 x 240), and D1 (720 x 480) resolutions. H.264 compression allows for efficient compression of the composite video inputs into the H.264 stream without any delay.

Built-in motion detection lets user assign up to 3 video motion detection areas, eliminating the need for external motion sensors.  By setting the object size and sensitivity, the motion detection feature can reliably detect the objects passing through the view.

Powerful surveillance software bundled with the encoder converts your existing PC into a digital video recorder for recording critical footage. Using the scheduled recording feature, you can record and store only the relevant footage in the hard disk, saving valuable storage space. Simple search and playback function makes searching the images and videos trouble-free.

Video time is recorded in the video stream via the “Digital Time Code Embedded” function, which marks each time frame with its original recording time. This function is handy when searching for a video at a specified time or between certain time intervals.

The encoder can be integrated or controlled by third-party applications. In addition, third party software developers can use the Streaming Library or ActiveX controls to save considerable amount of time and effort in developing compatible applications.


Uses standard TCP/IP network to compress and transmit real time images

Compression formats

Supports the H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG compression formats
H.264 compression allows efficient compression of the composite video inputs into the H.264 stream without any delay

Image quality

Delivers crisp and clear image quality at 30 frames per second in QCIF (160 x 112), CIF (352 x 240) and D1 (720 x 480) resolutions

Motion detection

Built-in motion detection offers better sensitivity and faster response time than software motion detection
Up to 3 video motion detection areas
Tune the object size and sensitivity, for easily detecting the objects passing through the view
Reliable and precise motion detection with instant warning enables a quick response in every situation


Included surveillance software so you can use an existing PC for recording digital videos


Simple search and playback function for trouble-free searching of images and videos
Digital Time Code Embedded function records video time in the video stream, marking each time frame with its original recording time


Can be integrated with or controlled by third-party applications
Device Type Video Encoder
Number of Channels 1
PTZ Control Protocol: Pelco-D, Pelco-P V1 and V2, Dynacolor, Sony VISCA, and American Dynamics
Video Compression: H.264, MPEG-4 SP, MJPEG
Maximum Frame Rate vs. Resolution: 30 fps at 720 x 480 (Full D1, NTSC); 25 fps at 720 x 576 (Full D1, PAL) / 30 fps at 352 x 240 (CIF, NTSC); 25 fps at 352 x 288 (CIF, PAL) / 30 fps at 160 x 112 (QCIF, NTSC); 25 fps at 176 x 144 (QCIF, PAL)
Multi-Streaming: Simultaneous dual streams based on two configurations
Bit Rate: 28 Kbps - 6 Mbps (per stream)
Bit Rate Mode: Constant, Variable
Image Enhancement: Brightness; Saturation; Contrast
Privacy Mask: 4 configurable regions
Text Overlay: User defined text on video
Network Protocol & Service: TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, PPPoE, RTP, RTSP, IPv6, DNS, DDNS, NTP, ICMP, ARP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, UPnP, SNMP, Bonjour
Ethernet Port: 1, Ethernet (10/100 Base-T), RJ-45 connector
Security: IP address filtering; HTTPS encryption; Password protected user levels; IEEE 802.1X network access control
Alarm Alarm Trigger: Video motion detection (3 regions); External device through digital input
Alarm Response: Notify control center; Go to PTZ preset point or preset tour; Change camera settings; Command other devices; E-mail notification with snapshots; Upload video, snapshot to FTP server; Activate external device through digital output
Interface Analog Video Input: 1, CVBS, 1.0Vp-p with 75Ω BNC connector
Digital Input: 1, terminal block
Digital Output: 1, terminal block
Serial Port: RS-485, RS-422, RS-232, terminal block
Unified Solution Fully compatible with ACTi software
ISV Integration Software Development Kit (SDK) available
Firmware Access Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer
General Power Source / Consumption: DC 12V ± 10% / 3.6 W
Operating Temperature 14 to 122° F (-10 to 50° C)
Operating Humidity 10-85% RH
Approvals Video Encoder: CE, FCC; Adapter: CE, TUV-GS, UL, RCM, CCC
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.06 x 1.12 x 2.99" (103 x 28.5 x 76 mm)
Weight 0.43 lb (195 g)
ACTi 1-Channel H.264 Video Encoder
  • 3-Year Warranty
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