Fast vs. Gigabit Ethernet for Surveillance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 13, 2012

This guide is intended to help users decide when to use 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet vs 1 Gbps Ethernet in surveillance deployements. It covers:

Ethernet Basics

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