Date Added: Nov 2009
Most organizations today have an IT infrastructure that has the ability to handle large amounts of data because of their extensively capable bandwidth capacity. In trying to handle large amounts of data, organizations have escalated their bandwidth capacity and are able to work with functions such as video surveillance applications with ease. Yet, a number of managers are not able to utilize this bandwidth optimally by leveraging the functionalities of their investments. Three immediate ways in which operators can make thorough use of their bandwidth capacity is by multicasting, multistreaming and video compression. These can be used for bandwidth management in video surveillance applications. For instance, operators can implement a technologically-advanced Video Management Software (VMS) that users can employ to make use of existing hardware and software functionalities. At the same time, they receive benefits such as reduction in bandwidth requirements, optimization of network resources, and decrease of storage needs. The three video surveillance applications mentioned above are supported by intelligent VMS, which eventually leads to a reduction in costs and a long term protection of investment. In particular, an application such as IP video surveillance can be effectively managed so that video streams are transmitted over the network while not overloading the available bandwidth. It is true that IT infrastructures of most organizations are able to handle wide amounts of data. But applications that generate traffic over the IP network need should also be conducive and be able to provide efficient utilization of network resources in place. Multicasting, multistreaming and video compression functionalities are therefore provided by operators of an IP video surveillance solution.