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C2P in DW Spectrum IPVMS Overview

C2P in DW Spectrum® IPVMS


Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Software Version:  DW Spectrum v4.0 or newer

Last Edit:  March 15, 2022


What is C2P?

The Convergence to Pixels (C2P) Integration Framework collects metadata from IP devices and send the metadata to DW Spectrum® IPVMS. The metadata is then synchronized with the surveillance footage stored in DW Spectrum and is indexed where it can be searched through the C2P Hypermedia Search Engine. All search results (text alerts, event notifications, etc.) are hyperlinked to the DW Spectrum archive for the specific event.

The C2P Integration Framework seamlessly integrates as a web page in the DW Spectrum desktop client. Users can simply add it to a layout and connect with the instance of C2P.

Some IP-enabled devices that can integrate with C2P and DW Spectrum:

  • POS
  • RFID
  • Access Control
  • LPR
  • ATM
  • Weight Scales
  • Bar Code Readers
  • Biometrics Security
  • PLC Controllers

C2P Overview

Part 1 – C2P Installation

The C2P base software must be installed on the same server as DW Spectrum. Additionally, the local C2P proxy software will need to be installed on the specific IP device that will be integrated with DW Spectrum. Configure C2P on each server through the C2P interface.

**NOTE:  Please read the C2P User Manual for detailed instructions. Additionally, the configuration will vary if DW Spectrum and C2P are not installed on the same server.

**NOTE:  Currently, C2P is only supported with the Windows OS. Please check with C2P for the supported versions.

Part 2 – DW Spectrum Client (Desktop) Configuration

  1. Create the Virtual Cameras that are used in the C2P integration.
    1. Add a camera in DW Spectrum with the IP address of the machine that is hosting the C2P Proxy installer (Part 1 – C2P Installation).

The format for the camera URL is:


**NOTE:  The “x” is representative of a unique number, ranging from 1~25 for each virtual camera. No two virtual cameras should have the same number assigned. For example, using push port#1 might look like “”.

    1. Users can assign any names for these cameras as preferred, but C2P recommends using three (3) virtual cameras (“CTP Overview1”, “CTP Camera2”, and “Procedure”) as the default camera names when configuring C2P for the first time, as these camera names are the default labels that are generated by the C2P simulator that is provided in all C2P Proxy Installers.
    1. If using the default names (listed above in step 1-b), they will be assigned:
  • CTP Overview1 – assigned to “pushport1”
  • CTP Camera2 – assigned to “pushport2”
  • Procedure – assigned to “pushport3”
  1. When adding a Web Page in the DW Spectrum desktop client, use the URL that is provided for your cloud assistance
    1. The format for this is will look like:


When creating the C2P Web Page in the DW Spectrum Client program, be sure to check the box “This web page is for C2P integration” when adding the C2P cloud instance URL.

  1. Test that the C2P Web Page is able to connect to your C2P cloud instance by double-clicking on the C2P Web Page name/label in DW Spectrum Client.

**NOTE:  The default username/password to log in to the cloud instance is admin/Password1.

Part 3 – Testing the Integration Using the C2P Simulator

  1. Run the simulator that is found in the C2P Proxy GUI to verify the integration.
  1. Confirm that the C2P virtual camera “CTP Camera2” is receiving live data from the simulator and that same data is also being stored in the C2P web portal (web page) in the DW Spectrum Client.
  1. Once the simulator verification is complete, the integration is ready to receive data from the actual IP Device or IP Device application.
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