Updated Document on 5 June 2024

Applied to: FW v1.0.0_20220901 or above

Available BioStar 2 Version:  v2.9.0 or above

Available BioStar 2 Device SDK Version: v2.8.3 or above

Available Suprema G-SDK Version: v1.5.1 or above

BioStation 3 supports RTSP(Real Time Streaming Protocol) to be connectable with Video Management System.  BioStar 2 system or BioStation 3 does not store the streaming. It only supports the configuration to be able to add to Video Management System.

The purpose of RTSP of BioStation 3 is for the 3rd party application and its Integration.  If you have the VMS(Video Management System) on your network, you can add BioStation 3 to be an IP camera and watch the real-time streaming from BioStation 3 visual camera.

[Example: BioStation 3 can be an IP camera and sends real-time video streaming without voice to Video Management System(VMS)]


Key Features

  1. RTSP provides real-time streaming video(no voice) from BioStation 3.

  2. BioStation 3 can be used as an IP camera on Video Management System.

  3. The resolution of real-time streaming is 180x320.

  4. While the video is being streamed, the REC icon appears on the screen. (Also when it’s in screen saver mode)

[Location of Icon REC]

BioStation 3 v1.0.0 firmware displays RTSP text icon and v1.0.1 firmware displays REC text icon for better understanding to the users.

How to setup RTSP of BioStation 3 with VMS

Let's configure RTSP of BioStation 3 and add it to VMS.  This article uses Nx Witness VMS for demonstration. 

Step 1: Go to BioStar 2, add BioStation 3, and select the device configuration.

  • Click BioStation 3 and then confirm the RTSP menu among the configuration list of the device configuration.
  • Click RTSP menu and enable the option RTSP to [Use].

RS485 slave device does not support RTSP option.
  • Set an ID and Password for BioStation 3 to connect with this credential to VMS.

BioStar 2 v2.9.6 or above is available to set up with [RTSP Video Resolution].
Please note that this is only supported on BioStation 3 FW v1.3.0 or above.
- BioStation 3 FW v.3.0 will be released in June 2024.
Select the resolution of the video output when using a RTSP.
180 x 320 (Default) / 720 x 480

  • Click [Copy] to save the device IP address to enter VMS client.

  • Copied text: rtsp://

You can configure same settings via BioStar 2 Device SDK or upcoming version of Suprema G-SDK.

Step 2: Install VMS

  • Install a VMS Server and VMS Client programs properly.

Step 3: Add BioStation 3 RTSP information such as IP, ID, and Password to the VMS Client

  • Run VMS Client such as NxOptix Client.
  • Click the right button on the mouth and select [Paste] to enter the IP information of BioStation 3.

[Example: NxOptix Client-Adding Devices]

Confirm if the IP address starts from rtsp:// such as rtsp://
  • Follow the steps
    • Note: Login/password is for the generated credential of D/PW of BioStation 3 RTSP configuration.

[Example: NxOptix Client-Adding Devices with the IP address and BioStation 3 ID/PW of RTSP]

Step 4: Confirm if you can see the real-time streaming in the VMS client.

  • BioStation 3 displays the REC icon to notify the users.

[Example: NxOptix Client-Live View and BioStation 3 with the icon REC to notify users]