Swarm Perception Box and Swarm Outdoor Perception Box Setup

Our preception boxes are designed to work as easy as possible and be ready to work within minutes. Therefore we adjusted some settings an the system and optimized their network behavior with pre-configuring IPs and routes. You will find the details in the specified tab.

Swarm Perception Boxes are so called black boxes, meaning you do not need to care about anything, but you also cannot access the system directly.

The Swarm Preception Box needs to communicate with the Swarm Control Center and to the Swarm OpenVPN servers, which are deployed in Azure. This requires to open specific ports outbound for the device, where you are installing the Swarm Software: 80, 443, 1194, 8883, 5671

Make sure the Swarm Software can reach the IP camera attached. As we are using RTSP, the port needed for communication is most likely 554. But it might also be 8554 or something else. Kindly check the manual of your camera.

If you are using your own MQTT broker, also watch out for port 1883, if you are not using secure-mqtt (port 8883).

Perception Box / P100
Outdoor Perception Box / OP100
Perception Box / P100

Included with the shipment of a P100, there is also a power supply with USB-C cable. There is a minimum of 10 Watt required.

The P100 is configured to use DHCP per default. We recommend to attach it to a network or router, which is also serving DHCP leases and where the IP camera is also reachable.

USB cameras can be used with the Swarm Perception Box as well, and there are two USB connectors available on the box. The USB port marked green in the picture is capable of providing 900mA of power, and up to 1080p resolution, while the USB port marked red is capable of providing 500mA of power, and 720p resolution.


As an option, you can also use an USB LTE/UMTS modem to connect the P100 to the internet. If you need to get a static IP set on the ethernet port, kindly contact our support.

Outdoor Perception Box / OP100

Our OP100 is build for immediate use. It will also supply power to the IP camera you can connect. It has a pre-configured USB LTE modem connected already. The OP100 requires about 12 Watt w/o camera and, depending on the camera, around 15 Watt w/ camera.

The network configuration of the OP100 is set to the static IP without any gateway. The idea is to directly connect an IP camera to it. We recommend to use the IP, but you may use any IP within the same subnet (the subnetmask is or /24)

Using an USB LTE/UMTS modem requires an IoT ready SIM (no PIN, no extra APN configuration, etc.)

Sample Network Diagram