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Developer Quick Start
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This article contains information on how to get started in the Boulder AI development environment, using BAI OS. 



Physical Installation


Powering the DNN-Device

The DNNCam is powered using 802.3at PoE+ (power over etherent+). We have used the TrendNet PoE+ 30W power supply with great success. PoE+ is a standard that allows up to 90W to be transmitted over the cable up to 100M. Therefore, any 802.3at PoE+ rated switch or injector should work. 

  1. Plug a Cat5e (or better) ethernet cable into the rear of the DNNCam
  2. Plug the other end into your PoE+ injector. Make sure it is connected to the "Power + Data" port and not the "Data" port. Depending on your PoE+ injector, there may be an LED indicating whether this connection is working properly.
  3. Connect your PoE+ injector to your local network with another ethernet cable. Your router should provide DHCP and automatically give the device a local  IP address.


Network Setup


Using SSH to Connect to the Device

  • Your device should power up with hostname “dnncam-<serialnumber>” where the serial number is printed on a label near the network jack.  If you are plugged into a host which is located on the same network as the camera you should be able to ping using either `ping <hostname> or ping <hostname>.local.
  • If you aren’t on the same network as the camera you can use your router's web page (e.g. or similar) or a network scanning tool (e.g. nmap cli or a mobile app like Fing), to find the IP address instead.
  • Open a terminal window on your computer. In Linux, you can type: (the user is root)
  1. ssh [email protected]<hostname or IP address>
  • Once you successfully connect to the device, browse to the /data/bai-edge-sdk/ directory. Follow the instructions in the README there to use example applications and refer to for the latest available source.



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