CostarHD recommends an NVR site upload bandwidth speed of 5 Mbps for an optimal experience when remotely viewing video over the WAN (Internet). This will result in a positive user experience when reviewing video from one 4MP high-definition stream, or up to 9 standard-definition streams. In instances where less than 5 Mbps is available, remote users should plan to utilize standard definition streams for retrieving video over the WAN.
While the WS platform is highly configurable to meet exact bandwidth usage requirements the following table may be referenced as a typical use case:
NOTE: The Web Services platform dynamically chooses HD or SD streams for viewing based on the client display configuration selected by the user. For example, a 4-channel view will deliver SD video by default while a single-channel view will automatically deliver the HD stream. Stream selection may also be manually controlled using the stream selection control at the top of the applicable display screen.