Multicasting Surveillance Tutorial

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 22, 2012

Network bandwidth is a key concern in surveillance systems. While improvements in video codecs, such as smart codecs for H.264 and H.265, have reduced bandwidth needs somewhat, large systems still encounter issues with large amounts of video data. In this update, we'll look at the basics of multicast networks, a frequently-mentioned means of reducing bandwidth, where they will save bandwidth and where they won't.

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