When running a Wired configuration between cameras and your iPad, we recommend Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) as an alternative to regular Ethernet. 

Power-Over-Ethernet works like a regular Ethernet connection with the exception it runs power to your iPhones and iPads all day, so you don't have to worry about losing power. 

For Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Cinamaker recommends the following:

Device Configuration (Ethernet)

  • IPad (WiFi ON Bluetooth ON)
  • iPhones (WiFi OFF Bluetooth OFF)
  • Encoder (pre-configured)

Gigabit Ethernet Router (4 port)

A  Gb Ethernet Internet router manages video traffic and provides Internet access to the Director Pad

Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet Hub

Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet Switch

A High Power (130W) Gigabit Power-over Ethernet (POE) switch connects iPhones, iPad, and any other digital devices and provides power all day.

Gigabit POE iPad & iPhone adapter & cable

Gigabit POE iPad & iPhone adapter & cable

It's easy to connect Power-Over-Ethernet and gain the reliability of wired connection. The Gigabit PoE adapter accepts a POE Ethernet connection and makes a connection to iOS devices via a lightning connector.

Once devices are connected to your hub, go to your iPad "Settings" and confirm the Ethernet connection has been assigned an ip address.

Next, in director pad confirm your cameras are available in Preview mode. If you are using digital cameras/devices with encoders (not iOS devices) you will need to connect those cameras/devices manually.