I have a client with 14 ip cameras most are running at 2048x1536 10 fps, some a bit less. I'm using Milstone xProtect with a purpose built server 4th generation intel i7, 16GB RAM windows 7 and a Radion 7950 HD video card with 3GB ram (card is a couple years old) . The video images ( varying amounts ) are being sent to 3 displays. Performance is fairly good but he is complaining about some jerkyness to images and wants an improvement .
This customer now wants to add 4 to 6 more camears to the system. I think it has the processing power, but I don't know. Does anybody here have experience and systems like this? Do you think that a new top-of-the-line video card will help? i've looked at some of the commercial systems they don't have specs anywhere near what I built. I tried one of the milestone husky systems on another job, and was really just pointed disappointed it couldn't handle the video at all.
Thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.