Zavio IP Camera 2-way Audio Support

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    Most Zavio IP camera models support 2 way audio via connecting directly to the IP camera over the network or Internet through Internet Explorer or via the free network video recording software, CamGraba, that is included now with Zavio IP cameras. Please follow the below instructions to setup 2 way audio using Zavio cameras.

    1. Find your Zavio camera on the local network, enter the IP address into the address bar of your browser.


  • It should come up to the interface page of the camera and show the image that the camera is seeing.

  • notice on the bottom of the image the microphone and speaker icons

  • By default, the microphone is muted, select the microphone and unmute by clicking it.
  • Do the same for the speaker icon.
  • 2 way audio should now be working (assuming there is also a microphone and speaker on the camera side)


    [*]Load the Cam Grabba software.



    [*] The default user is admin



    [*]The password should have been set during the installation.[/*]

    [*] In a fresh installation (meaning no cameras have ever been added )

    select the tool icon ? setting ? system setting



    [*]On the top menu select camera ? search



    [*]Assuming your camera is connected correctly, select it from the search box (be sure to put in the user name and password, both should be admin by default.)


    [*] Select ok two times.[/*]

    [*]Your image should come up, right click in the image and select enable talk.[/*]


    2 way audio should now be working.

    Note to windows vista/7 users:

    On newer pc's, there is an overlaying software control for all audio inputs/outputs. This is not the case for all machines, but if for whatever reason the microphone is disconnected and reconnected on the pc side, you must disable then re-enable talk in order for the audio to work.

    Windows XP / 2000 Professional:

    No known audio issues at this time, 2000 Professional requires SP4, XP requires at a bare minimum SP2.

Mike Haldas

CCTV Camera Pros received the following questions related to this topic:

The basic intention of writing to you is to understand more about Zavio video server. I have Zavio video server with me, which I bought from a local CCTV distributor. I want to use Zavio Video server to achieve a Video door phone concept. I want to connect Zavio to an analogue camera and connect a microphone & amplifier speaker to it, to ensure that a 2 way communication can happen. I hope my understanding about the Video server is correct. Please advice.

I need your answers to my following questions about Zavio video server :

1. As I read somewhere that the audio feature is only supported over internet explorer. So thus it means that if i am using a MAC laptop / ipad and using safari i browse through the Zavio video server, i will not be able to listen to microphone connected to video server & talk back to the person using microphone of my MAC laptop or Ipad. Please advice if this is any how possible?

That is correct, the Audio is only supported using the Active X implementatiom via Internet Explorer.

2. Do we have a IP camera which supports 2 Way audio using Safari?

There are no IP cameras that I know if on the market at this time that support audio surveillance using the Safari web browser.

3. Does Zavio video server would support 2 way audio on a windows based tablet? If i am doing a 2 way communication using a windows tablet, whether the microphone of my tablet will automatically get activated when i want to talk to other person & my voice will come out of speakers connected to the video server. Please advice.

As long as the windows tablet is using the Active X controls via Internet Explorer, then I am 99% sure it will work. I can not be 100% sure only because I do not have a Windows tablet here to test with.

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