16 Analog Cameras Over 1 Fibre Cable

Hey All,

We have a very large job coming up that involves upgrading an existing system to a tribrid NVR/DVR (IP/HDSDI/Analog) from a plain Analog system.

There are currently 16 analog cameras with coax running into "Building B".

With the new system, they would like the VMS installed in a rack in their server room in "Building A".

There are one or two fibre cables that we can utilize that connect "Building A" and "Building B" together. Running new cables between the buildings is going to be highly unlikely, so I need to find another solution.

Im stuck at trying to figure out how to convert the Analog into an IP signal in order to utilize the fibre, while still being able to integrate all the cameras as seperate channels on the server site.

At first I was thinking something like a Vivotek VS8801 video server, but Im not sure if this will integrate into the server as all seperate channels.

My second thought is to have single channel video servers, one per camera, each into a switch, then a media converter from the switch to the fibre line. But 16 video servers is going to be a messy situation as well.

Looking for any suggestions on what other integrators might do in this scenario

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