How to install VMLink on Ubuntu 18.04LTS

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VMLink is the ADLINK Edge tool of choice for visualising camera feeds and inference results. This guide explains how to install VMLink on Ubuntu 18.04LTS.


To install VMLink, open the Terminal App and type the following command:

sudo curl -L "" | sh

This command downloads the VMLink package and installs it on your machine.

Start & register

After installation finishes, there’s a VMLink shortcut on your desktop. Double-click that shortcut to start VMLink.

Ubuntu 18.04LTS desktop with VMLink shortcut

On the top right of the main window, it shows a gear icon as shown in the image below.

VMLink main window

Click the icon to open VMLink Settings. Now click the Register button, provide registration details to register for a license and press Save. VMLink is now registered and ready for use.

Discover & show streams

Now that VMLink has been registered, click the Launch button in the Streamer section of the main window. This will open the Streamer view where it will show all discovered camera streams on the ADLINK Data River. The image below shows an example with a single camera source.

VMLink Streamer showing the available streams to connect to.

Click the connect button to open the camera stream and visualise the feed in real-time.

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