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IP BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
SPECIFICATION NO. RDSO/SPN/TC/65/2009
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RESEARCH DESIGNS & STANDARDS ORGANISATION
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DOCUMENT DATA SHEET
Title of Document
RDSO Specification of IP Based Video
Director/ Telecom-II/ RDSO
Executive Director/ Telecom/ RDSO
This document specifies technical specification of IP Based Video Surveillance
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DOCUMENT CONTROL SHEET
RDSO/SPN/TC/65/2006 - FIRST ISSUE December 2006
RDSO/SPN/TC/65/2009 All Pages Revision 1.0 December 2009
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sr. No. Item Page No.
2.0 System Description
3.0 General Requirements
4.0 Technical Requirements
5.0 Hardware Requirements
6.0 Software Requirements
7.0 Test Requirements
8.0 Test Procedure
9.0 Quality Assurance
10.0 Making and Packing
11.0 Information to be supplied by the Purchaser
15.0 Schematic Diagram -1 of End to End IP Based Video
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This document covers the technical requirements of IP Based Video Surveillance
System to be provided at waiting hall, railway yards, workshops, reservation
counter, parking area, main entrance/ exit, platforms, foot over bridges etc. of
railway station and others railway establishments.
Specification RDSO/ SPN/ TC/ 65/2009, Rev. 1.0 has been prepared by RDSO,
Lucknow as per Railway Board letter No. 2005/Tele/WE/2 dated 18/08/2006 and
2009/Tele/WW/1/ISSR dated 22/04/2009.
RDSO/ SPN specification is issued as draft specification. This specification is
circulated to customers/ Railways and field inspection units for comments. In the
absence of IRS specification, procurement may be made as per RDSO/ SPN
Wherever, reference to any specifications appears in this document, it shall be
taken as a reference to the latest version of that specification unless the year of
issue of the specification is specifically stated.
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RESEARCH DESIGNS & STANDARDS ORGANISATION
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
MANAK NAGAR, LUCKNOW
Specification of IP Based Video Surveillance System
RDSO Specification No. RDSO/SPN/TC/65/2009 Revision 1.0
1.1 The specification of Video Surveillance System covers technical specification and
requirement of IP based Video Surveillance Systems consisting of indoor &
outdoor fixed box type IP cameras, fixed dome type IP cameras, indoor &
outdoor P/T/Z IP dome cameras, single/multi channel video encoders (for
existing analog cameras), video management hardware & software, recording
servers, switches, colour monitor etc. for surveillance of different locations of
Railway stations and other establishments from centralized location at station.
1.2 Video Surveillance System shall be end to end IP based with IP cameras as per
1.3 The recording of the video shall be on an open architecture, non-embedded
based recording server from reputed manufacturers like IBM/HP/Dell/Sun/Fujitsu.
1.4 The system shall be able to work on both wired as well as wireless network. The
wireless network is envisaged for extreme areas like, yards, foot over bridges
and any other area in the station where cable is difficult to lay and maintain.
1.5 The entire system shall be based on non proprietary open architecture where the
video management software can work and integrate with any make of IT
2.0 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION:
2.1 Video Surveillance System to be provided at stations and other railway
establishment shall consist of fixed IP cameras, P/T/Z IP dome cameras,
single/multi channel encoders (for existing analog cameras), recording servers
and PC’s to view on LCD monitors and associated ethernet cable, fiber cable,
video cable, power cable, twisted pair cable etc.
2.2 It shall be possible to integrate the surveillance system using the existing LAN /
WAN infrastructure on optical / microwave backbone network of Railways.
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2.3 In IP based video surveillance system, the cameras shall be provided at different
locations so that the output is available as ethernet and connected to the
backbone to the control room.
2.4 Each camera shall have a video at 4 CIF (Common Intermediate Format) and 25
frames and a dual stream capability such that the viewing and recording at
different resolutions and frames per second are possible.
2.5 IP based video surveillance system and cameras shall offer dual streams of
H.264 video compression standards at 4 CIF, 25 fps simultaneously.
2.6 System shall provide secured recording for evidence purposes and user
authentication to protect data integrity.
2.7 The storage device for recording shall be external and of standard make with
RAID 5 protection.
2.8 The recording shall be preferably stored for at least 30 days at 2CIF, 25 frames
per second. However the system should be capable of recording at 4 CIF 25
frames per second for all cameras.
2.9 Schematics of system architecture of IP based Video Surveillance System is
shown in Diagram – 1.
3.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
3.1 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of video surveillance system shall have
office in India. OEM or its authorized representative shall have service facility in
3.2 Manufactured products shall have quality system compliance and shall be UL or
EN and FCC certified.
3.3 The video management software should be able to integrate the IT hardware of
any make. All IP cameras and video management software should be from the
same manufacturer as all these equipments communicate directly with each
3.4 All software and firmware upgrades shall be free of cost for a period of five years
or as specified by purchaser. All the IP cameras shall be freely accessible and
programmable from the control room.
3.5 It shall be possible to view any camera from the Divisional, Zonal Headquarters,
Railway Board or any other locations at the time of emergency or when ever
desired with no extra hardware & software. Connectivity for same shall be
provided by Railways. Atleast 20 number of users’ licenses (or as specified by
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purchaser) shall be provided to view a camera from anywhere using the network
viewing management software.
3.6 Every control room of surveillance system shall be capable of getting connected
to the optical or other communication backbone of Railways.
3.7 The power supply available at the stations shall be 230 V / 50 Hz AC which may
vary from 160 Volts to 270 Volts. All modules of the surveillance system should
work using this power supply only with requisite converters & voltage stabilizers
of suitable capacity, if required.
3.8 All the cameras and other modules of video surveillance system shall be modular
in construction. In case of up gradation of such modules in future, it shall be
possible to upgrade them without replacing the entire product.
3.9 The system should have diagnostics facility for serial, video & network interfaces.
System logging shall be possible either to a remote IP address or console port or
on the system.
4.0 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
4.1 IP based Video surveillance System for all type of stations should mainly consist
of the following:
i. High resolution fixed box type IP colour camera with vari focal lens
along with housing and mount as per clause 5.1.
ii. High resolution fixed dome type IP colour camera as per clause 5.2.
iii. P/T/Z dome IP colour camera as per clause 5.3.
iv. Single/multi channel video encoder to convert existing analog camera