Ok for those who of you who work in Cisco Land, Would you use these switches for CCTV?
Personally I think not but I just wanted to see what you thought? ....
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:52
Posted 21 May 2014 - 17:30
I have the sg300-52MP supporting 18 1080p 3MP IP cameras. Seems to do the job just fine, no lag perfect picture. As a matter of fact, the pc hardware couldn't handle the stream so I had to drop the quality down. Apparently with full resolution I need a i7 with 16GB of memory and a dedicated video card with 1GB of memory at the min to be able to watch all of the cameras, no lag with that beast.
Posted 21 May 2014 - 18:34
When you say apparently, Is that the actual case? Is that actually what hardware they recommend? I would have thought that it was an IP stream then the Video Card wouldn't matter a great deal (Like that anyway) What Camera's are you using? I have been tasked something which seems particularly interesting to me to get my teeth into but its not something I have done before.
Posted 21 May 2014 - 18:38
well, the calculator says that I need it, so I did it and got the results I was looking for, which is the apparently part. I didn't have a ton of memory, cpus, and video cards to play with so I stuck with the manufacturer recommendations based on the calculator..which is why the apparently, perhaps if I had a plethora of hardware at my disposal I could actually play with different configs to see if it would work the same or better with lesser hardware. I tried with a core 2 when it said I need a i7 and the results were very poor. Didn't have an i3 or i5 laying around so I went for an i7 in the $800 range.