Maximum number of cameras viewed per client type in Security Center 5.6 - Security Center 5.6 SR4

Security Center System Requirements 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6 SR4
revised_modified
2017-08-22

To ensure that your client workstation runs optimally, it is important to know the maximum number of cameras that can be viewed per client station type in Security Center 5.6.

The maximum number of cameras viewed per client station type in Security Center 5.6 are as follows:

H.264 format

Resolution @ 30 fps

Average bit rate/camera1

CIF

352 x 240

350 Kbps

VGA

640 x 480

1 100 Kbps

HD

1280 x 720

2 300 Kbps

Full HD

1920 x 1080

5 500 Kbps

Ultra HD

3840 x 2160

50 000 Kbps

Minimum 14 6 2 1 0
Recommended2 60 47 23 11 6
High performance2, 3

Video intensive configuration

78 58 50 26 8

1 These are estimates, and different camera manufacturer’s bit rate may vary with the same resolution and frame rate. The decoding performance can also vary from one manufacturer to another.

2 With hardware acceleration enabled.

3 Using one video card NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of RAM

Performance benchmark for HEVC (H.265)

The following benchmark illustrates the average bit rate of a camera streaming at 20 fps using HEVC (H.265) video format.

The viewing workstation has a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770 @ 3.5 GHz processor, with 16 GB RAM, an SSD hard drive, and runs Windows 8.1. The video card used is an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6 GB of RAM connected to a 4K monitor.

H.265 format

Resolution @ 20 fps

Average bit rate/camera

VGA

640 x 480

115 Kbps

HD

1280 x 720

445 Kbps

UXGA

1600 x 1200

730 Kbps

Full HD

1920 x 1080

3 000 Kbps

Max. number of cameras 77 51 31 24

Encryption impact on workstation performance

Video encryption can increase the CPU usage by up to 40% when viewing low resolution video (CIF). The impact becomes less noticeable as the resolution of the video increases, because much more processing power is spent on decoding the video than on decrypting the video. The impact on performance becomes unnoticeable when viewing HD and Ultra-HD video.