I am a college student working as an intern at Thrive Church in Camby, Indiana. Due to COVID-19, a lot of my job has been online communications and working with their new livestream system. We are a church plant that meets in a school, so we have to setup and teardown every week. I have loved it, but I have no background in technology, other than personal experience setting up televisions and such. I understand what is being plugged in and what it does, but I have come to a point that is beyond my understanding.
We don’t have access to the internet at the school, so we bring in our own hotspots that are dedicated only to running the livestream. We have two PTZOptics Cameras that are plugged into our livestream system. We have a remote control that works well with those cameras. We have a system that works.
We recently bought a controller with a joystick to better use our cameras. It requires a DHCP server to setup.
Right now, we plug this joystick into a switcher via ethernet cable. We then plug our cameras into the switcher via ethernet cable. What do I do from here? Do I need a router?
I think we need a router in order to do this, but I need an opinion that knows more than me.
This is what the switcher is called:
NETGEAR 16-PORT GIGABIT ETHERNET UNMANAGED POE+ SWITCH WITH FLEXPOE (GS316P)