Is there a way to setup a hyperlink to reference the IP of the camera in focus (for instance to send a sound to the camera)… I tried using “
http://$(ID.ETHERNET)” but it doesn’t appear to work as expected.
you can do it but not in the way that you thought.
For example you can set a hyperlink to address whatever camera is at this moment is in focus window. The API that you need i.e to play a sound on a camera is
http://CamIP/control/rcontrol?action=sound&soundfile=Alarm (or the name of the file you want to play)
In the articles below you can find more infos about IP notify
In the following example we will see how to send an IP notify message to another camera with the instructions to play a sound file called “Alarm”. Camera B does not require any configuration because the sound file “Alarm” is pre-loaded in the software from factory.
NOTE: with HTTP CGI commands it is NOT possible to execute multiple actions on the target camera. To do that please refer to Sending a plain text message to trigger an IP Receive event on a remote camera
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The following document introduces the IP Notifies.
MOBOTIX IP Notify Messages from MXCommunity
You can download this document from:
What are IP Notify messages
IP Notify messages are TCP network messages used by MOBOTIX cameras for:
• Sending information to remote devices in order to notify Events/Alarm or simply to send information about the camera’s internal sensors (temperature, illumination etc…). IP Notify messages can also include attachments such as System Information, Images…
The use of MxMessages can also be done via ManagementCenter.
To do that you need to create a new ‘Hyperlink’
There click on the ‘+’ button
In the next screen is where you create the ‘Hyperlink’
To send the message you have to use the mxmsg://CameraIP/MessageName
Below you can see an example.
When done close the window and the new Hyperlink Button is ready for use.
To edit the Hyperlink Button you need to click on this symbol.
You reply that “you can set a hyperlink to address whatever camera is at this moment is in focus window”, but I still do not see how to address the camera that has the focus. Is there a variable for the camera in focus? Currently, I can only specify a static IPaddress in a hyperlink that affects only that specific camera - not the camera in focus.