Multi-Channel Long Distance Coaxial (MCLDC) F.A.Q.

Last Updated: 02.21.2014


Q: Is this another form of HD/SDI?

A: No, MCLDC uses a completely different transmission method. You are also not limited to using proprietary HD/SDI Recorders because our MCLDC Network receivers can output a standard RTSP stream.


Q: What does MCLDC stand for?

A: Multi-Channel Long Distance Coaxial


Q: How do I connect to the MCLDC camera streams in my NVR software?

A: If you're using NVR software that is not yet integrated with our MCLDC products, then you can add them as a Generic RTSP stream. You would add cameras 1-4 with the following URL's

rtsp://<MCLDC Server IP>/channel_0.00.airts  (for input 1)
rtsp://<MCLDC Server IP>/channel_1.00.airts  (for input 2)
rtsp://<MCLDC Server IP>/channel_2.00.airts  (for input 3)
rtsp://<MCLDC Server IP>/channel_3.00.airts  (for input 4)


Q: How do I add an MCLDC camera in Exacq software?

A: You would add cameras 1-4 with the following addresses in Exacq software. Use your MCLDC Receiver's IP address in place of the example IP address below  (for input 1)  (for input 2)  (for input 3)  (for input 4)


Q: What type of cable should I use with MCLDC?

A: You should use RG59 or RG6 type cabling.


Q: Can I view the live stream from my MCLDC cameras in a web browser?

A: Yes, you can view the video streams in a web browser when you connect to your channel receiver's web page. You will need a free media player called VLC. To install VLC, visit their website at and click the Download VLC link.


Q: What type of connectors are used on my cables?

A: You will use 75ohm BNC connectors


Q: How is the MCLDC 4 channel receiver powered?

A: You can power the MCLDC 4 channel receiver by either 12VDC or by POE


Q: How can I tell if the BNC connectors are 75ohm or not?

A: The following image will show you what a 75ohm BNC connector will look like.


Q: What resolution are the MCLDC cameras?

A: Our MCLDC cameras are 2MP cameras running at 1920x1080 resolution.


Q: Does each MCLDC camera connected to the channel receiver have it's own IP address?

A: There is one IP address for each of the 4 channel receivers. Each camera will have it's own URL, but not it's own IP address.


Q: Can I use my IP cameras or Analog cameras with the MCLDC channel receiver?

A: No, our MCLDC channel receivers only work with our MCLDC cameras


Q: What are my different cabling options when installing MCLDC cameras?

A: The following images will show you some of the cabling options you can use with MCLDC

Point to point Daisy Chain


Q: How does the MCLDC receiver know which camera is which if they're all on one cable run?

A: Each camera is set to a different channel. They range from 0 - F for a total of 16 cameras per cable run. The following chart shows how each camera can be set.

0 = Channel 1
1 = Channel 2
2 = Channel 3
3 = Channel 4
4 = Channel 5
5 = Channel 6
6 = Channel 7
7 = Channel 8
8 = Channel 9
9 = Channel 10
A = Channel 11
B = Channel 12
C = Channel 13
D = Channel 14
E = Channel 15
F = Channel 16


Q: How many cameras can connect to an MCLDC receiver?

A: Currently you will be able to connect up to 4 cameras to each MCLDC receiver.


Q: What port number do I use for ONVIF?

A: Port: 8200


Q: How does the MCLDC receiver connect to my network?

A: You can connect a standard CAT5 cable to the back of the MCLDC receiver, then run that cable back to your Switch or Router.


Q: Can I change the channel on my MCLDC camera without disconnecting it from power?

A: Yes, you can change the channel on your MCLDC camera without having to reboot/power it off first.