Anixter H.264 Performance Claims Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 22, 2009

Equipment distributor Anixter's deeply flawed H.264 study reveals key issue in the use and marketing of H.264 IP cameras. In their Lab Report on H.264, they claim, "In tests with little or no motion, the H.264 video stream used only 10 percent of an equivalent MJPEG video stream’s bandwidth. In tests with a high degree of motion, the difference in network bandwidth consumption was smaller but still substantial."

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