Security Center 5.11 streaming capacities for Genetec™ Mobile - Security Center 5.11

Security Center System Requirements Guide 5.11

Applies to
Security Center 5.11
Last updated
2022-10-25
Content type
System requirements
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.11

The number of video streams and amount of traffic that Security Center 5.11 can deliver vary depending on the camera stream settings, the Mobile Server role settings, and the performance of the server that hosts the Media Gateway and Mobile Server roles.

The Media Gateway role is used by Genetec™ Mobile, Web Client, and the Genetec™ Web App to get transcoded video from Security Center. The Media Gateway role supports the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), which external applications can use to request raw video streams from Security Center.
The stream settings are configured in Config Tool. For more information, see the followings topics:
  • Configuring Mobile Server roles

    You can configure different video settings for WiFi and cellular connections. Mobile Server always uses the WiFi connection when it is available. You can find these settings in Config Tool under Mobile Server > Properties > Video > Video settings.

  • Configuring video streams of cameras

    The Mobile Server sends the video stream that most closely matches the stream requested by the Genetec™ Mobile app to minimize the transcoding work done by the Media Gateway.

If there is no change to the stream format, then the maximum number of streams supported for the Genetec™ Mobile app corresponds to what is supported by the Media Gateway given the video quality settings of the cameras. For more information, see Maximum number of Media Gateway camera streams in Security Center 5.11 .

The following sets of test results illustrate the impact on the streaming capacity if the stream is transcoded to MJPEG, indicating the maximum number of video MJPEG streams, for each server type and various streaming scenarios, without diminished performance. In each scenario, the server hosts the Mobile Server and the Media Gateway roles, and the CPU usage is maintained between 75% to 80%.

MJPEG streaming capacities on a recommended server

The following tests were conducted on a server with an Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Quad-Core Processor at 3.50 GHz with 16 GB RAM, running Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise Edition.

Source streams (H.264) @ 15 fps Requested streams (MJPEG) Max number of streams Outbound network traffic Outbound network traffic per stream
320 x 240 (0.2 Mbps) 320 x 240 75 63.0 Mbps 0.84 Mbps
640 x 480 (0.5 Mbps) 640 x 480 60 60.0 Mbps 1.00 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 1280 x 720 40 45.8 Mbps 1.15 Mbps
640 x 480 (0.5 Mbps) 320 x 240 50 52.6 Mbps 1.05 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 320 x 240 40 40.4 Mbps 1.01 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 640 x 480 40 40.6 Mbps 1.02 Mbps
1920 x 1080 (3.0 Mbps) 320 x 240 20 22.0 Mbps 1.10 Mbps

MJPEG streaming capacities on a high performance server

The following tests were conducted on a server with two Intel Xeon Silver 4110 processors at 2.1 GHz with 32 GB RAM, running Windows Server 2016 64-bit Standard Edition. These specifications conform to the high performance server requirements.

Source streams (H.264) @ 15 fps Requested streams (MJPEG) Max number of streams Outbound network traffic Outbound network traffic per stream
320 x 240 (0.2 Mbps) 320 x 240 160 158.0 Mbps 0.98 Mbps
640 x 480 (0.5 Mbps) 640 x 480 110 139.0 Mbps 1.26 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 1280 x 720 70 145.0 Mbps 2.07 Mbps
640 x 480 (0.5 Mbps) 320 x 240 90 161.4 Mbps 1.79 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 320 x 240 80 60.0 Mbps 0.75 Mbps
1280 x 720 (1.0 Mbps) 640 x 480 80 70.0 Mbps 0.87 Mbps
1920 x 1080 (3.0 Mbps) 320 x 240 40 18.0 Mbps 0.45 Mbps