The ComNet CNVETX1 is a single-channel, camera-ready H.264/MPEG-4/MPEG-2, and MJPEG intelligent video server/video encoder or decoder unit, with video quality of up to D1 at 1 to 30 FPS, and dual or triple encoding/streaming. The CNVETX1 is industrially hardened for deployment in unconditioned/out-of-plant operating environments. It is user-configurable for use as an encoder or decoder, or the video decoding may be done with the decoding software provided. Incorporating a distributed intelligent video architecture, analog/composite video NTSC or PAL CCTV cameras with IP or full-duplex serial data pan-tilt-zoom control may be easily integrated onto any IP network. Full command and control of the various video encoding parameters are provided, including resolution, bit rate, and frame rate. A full-duplex mono audio channel is included. The ComNet IVS (Integrated Video Server) software allows for multiple simultaneous video streaming, and enables onboard video content management.