Documentation for Axxon Next 4.1. Documentation for other versions of Axxon Next is available too.

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Axis IP Devices

For Axis IP devices on which the Bonjour function is supported and enabled, changing the default value of the Friendly name parameter is strongly discouraged. If an arbitrary Friendly name value is set for an Axis IP device, a search for connected equipment in the Axxon Next software package will give incorrect results for this IP device.


The Friendly name parameter is configured through the Web interface of the IP device: Setup -> System options -> Network -> Bonjour


The default value of the Friendly name parameter is as follows: AXIS <model name> - <mac address>, where <model name> is the model of the Axis IP device and <mac address> is its MAC address (for example, AXIS 214 - 00408C7D2610

Axxon Next can access the following video streams from Axis IP devices:

1. H.264/MJPEG video
2–5. Streams matching the Quality, Balanced, Bandwidth, and Mobile profiles. These profiles are configured via the camera's web interface.

In Axxon Next, the Quality profile corresponds to stream 1. Auto, Balanced is stream 2. Auto, Bandwidth is stream 3. Auto, and Mobile is stream 4. Auto (see The Video Camera Object).

Stretch video capture сards

If a Stretch VRC6004, VRC6008, VRC6404HD, VRC6416, VRC7008L, or VRC7016LX video card is installed, the choice of incoming video signal (PAL or NTSC) is made automatically, based on the video cameras connected to the card. Changes to this setting do not affect operation of the card.



For video cameras connected through Stretch cards, it is impossible to display object tracking from embedded detection units in the viewing tile in Axxon Next

WS-216 video capture cards

In Axxon Next, each WS-216 video capture card corresponds to two devices: manufacturer ITV, model TW5864 PCI (driver Yuan, 2) and manufacturer CaptureDevice, model CaptureDevice (driver DShow, 1).


If you have a WS-216 card added through the Yuan driver,  in Windows Server OS you should activate: Desktop Experience Feature

Сameras connected to Axxon Next through the WS-216 card require the following configuration: add ITV tw5864 PCI device configuration (2) and select the checkbox Send settings to device (see The Video Camera Object).


Axxon Next does not support receiving uncompressed video from WS-216 video capture cards.

For video cameras that are connected through WS-216 video capture cards, you can choose one of the two codecs for a video stream:

1. H.264 (configurable)

2. H.264 (minimum resolution, non-configurable)

YUAN PD652 cards

To work with the YUAN PD652 cards in Axxon Next, do as follows:


Please see the list of supported OS for the  YUAN PD652 board on the official website of the manufacturer.

  1. Disable the system check for the digital signature of the drivers and install the card driver
  2. Connect the camera to the card.
  3. Create an IP device in Axxon Next. The search result shows the camera connected through the YUAN PD652 card  as follows:
  4. In the IP device settings, select the TV standard supported by your camera.

Sony IP Devices

Some Sony models support encoding of the video signal in two formats simultaneously. To use this option you must perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Send settings to camera checkbox.
  2. From the Dual Encoding list, select the codec which will take priority when dual encoding.


Only joysticks that are detected in Windows as gaming input devices can be used in Axxon Next for controlling PTZ cameras.

Information on how to view the status for a connected joystick is available in official Microsoft documentation.


 We recommend that you calibrate the joystick before you start working with  Axxon Next.



CH VM-Desktop USB multifunction controller

For the controller to work properly in Axxon Next, the controller must be connected before the Axxon Next client is started.


To learn about connecting the device, consult the manufacturer's official documentation.

Controller keys cannot be remapped.

Use of the CH VM-Desktop USB multifunction controller in Axxon Next is described in the corresponding section.

Configuring Vivotek Panoramic PTZ

Vivotek Panoramic PTZ is a technology for linking a fisheye camera to a PTZ camera.

This Vivotek technology allows simultaneously maintaining full situational awareness in the field of view of a fisheye camera, while maintaining the ability to carefully monitor a specific area in depth by using a PTZ unit.

Vivotek Panoramic PTZ is supported by the fisheye cameras Vivotek SF8172 and Vivotek SF 8172V and by the PTZ camera Vivotek SD8362E.

To use this technology in Axxon Next:

  1. Install and configure the cameras in accordance with the official Vivotek documentation.
  2. Add the cameras to an Axxon Next configuration.

Vivotek Panoramic PTZ  support in Axxon Next is implemented via the Areazoom (see Control using Areazoom) and Point&Click functions (see Control using Point&Click).