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ADENA Hack: How to add a different network source during recording and streaming on AREC?

There are two control methods that can be used to add or remove network sources during recording and streaming. One of them is based on RS-232/TCP commands, whereas the other is an application called “Interactive Switch Manager”.

The first method is applicable to all AREC stations - you can download the relevant command list for your station from our website. You can use these commands to program control panels or directly in software tools, such as “Packet Sender”. The second method, “Interactive Switch Manager”, is a convenient and free-to-use application that is fully focused on adding and removing network sources. It supports RTP, RTMP, and RTSP, and can be used with all AREC Media Stations except LS-US2 in its current release.

When you download the app, you will need to edit a file called “source_uni.txt”. Link structure for your video source should be “name,protocol type://address” - for example, CI-T10,rtsp:// You can add as many sources as you want this way and they can be located within or outside of your network. Once your sources are added, you can run the app by opening “Interactive Switch Manager.exe”. The sources you added in the text file will appear on the left side of the app. On the right side, you will need to enter the Media Station address and login credentials for the “Administrator” page. You can then select which video channel to change and whether to add or remove this network source. Press “Apply” when ready and the source will be changed according to your selections.

You can find more information about this application from its user manual, and if you would like to know more about AREC in general, please contact us at and we will be happy to answer any questions!



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