Understanding bandwidth is critical to using IP cameras. In this new training, we show how to measure bandwidth and how significantly bandwidth can change in different scenes and with different settings:
For more on bandwidth, we have extensive advanced training and test reports, including:
One of the most painful and common problems in dealing with bandwidth is misunderstanding the difference between bits and bytes. The video below explains the differences and how it impacts using IP cameras:
Take the 5 question quiz below to see how well you really understand bandwidth for IP cameras:
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on Sep 14, 2017
LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now.
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on Sep 07, 2017
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on Aug 14, 2017
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on Jun 30, 2017
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