Für diejenigen, die gerne verstehen wollen, wie das alles funktioniert, haben wir einen kleinen Artikel zusammengestellt.  

Im Moment nur auf englisch. Die deutsche Version folgt.

How the camera works?

First let's look back what do we need to make the cameras in home can be visited remotely by smart phone or PC. Like the following steps, users need to put manually a lot of configuration on camera and routers:

 

So you can see these steps require solid IT technology and background. That's why camera installation is still complex. 


Can we make it easier? So even a child can complete this?

The answer is yes. And that's why we have introduced cloud p2p technology.

Cloud p2p technology includes two parts, one is the camera which supports this technology and the other part is a p2p cloud running in internet data center.

How p2p cloud can help to simplify the configuration? The concept is like this, for the camera with cloud p2p technology, once the camera is connected with internet, the camera will talk to the cloud. The Camera asks the cloud to help automatically resolve dynamic addressing, NAT traverse etc, depicted as below:



So as you can see with the help of cloud p2p technology, all the complex settings are simplified to automatically done. End users don't need to care about this. The current process is like the right side.



It is really easy, users without any technology background can complete this. Just like everybody knows how to use a mobile phone. Actually most of the cloud p2p technology is adopted from modern mobile network, and we keep the service free for all users.   


Conclusion: P2P Cloud technology makes camera configuration as easy as plug-n-play. P2P Cloud technology is invented to replace DDNS, IPPORT-mapping etc.


View cameras using P2P cloud

When user try to view his camera on his mobile phone, the HiKam mobile app enquiries p2p Cloud about "where is this camera?" , and "ask the camera to get ready for sending video to this phone". P2P Cloud completes the procedure as the following diagram:

 

1) P2P Cloud Reply HiKam mobile app with camera address, as camera already register its address in P2P Cloud.

2) P2P Cloud request camera to get ready for sending video, tell camera the mobile phone address, and cooperate with camera to complete NAT traverse.

3) P2P Cloud says OK to both mobile app and camera, camera start sending video to mobile phone. Here, the video is sent directly from camera to phone, P2P Cloud is not involved. P2P Cloud DOESNOT touch the video.