I just emailed Pelco asking for an answer.
I received a reply from Pelco tech support stating:
There are specific Endura components (IE NET5404T’s) that will work on a Digital Sentry system. However, the Endura / Digital Sentry systems are not fully compatible. Digital Sentry uses unicast streams to display the video. Endura uses multicast streams. Their network will need to be modified to properly support Endura.
The NET5404T they reference is a video encoder. So I am assuming that the cameras and encoders might be able to be re-used but the Digital Sentry NVR's will need to be changed out and the network configured to support multicast traffic in order upgrade to Endura.
Are there any Pelco techs here that can shed some light on this?
That was Pelco's way of saying "No"
If they currently have DSSRV you can turn those into client stations by installing the Endura client. (At the end of the day DSSRV is just a windows box)
The software can't connect to both DSSRV and Endura.
[IPVM Editor's Note: Carey Schock is a Pelco spokesperson.]
The answer to combine both DSSRV and Endura will be Pelco Software Aggregation. This solution will be available in Q4 and we will be showcasing this capability at ASIS in Atlanta.
Currently, Pelco Software Aggregation introduces a unified browser interface to aggregate two or more Endura systems...we released this last summer. The Q4 release will enable the aggregation of both Endura and DS systems into a unified browser interface.
Hope this helps.
PS: in case you want some more info about existing capabilities of Pelco Software Aggregation