Architecture / Deployment Options
Video Insight IP Server runs as a Windows Service on 32- or 64-bit OS. Requesting images from the cameras, the IP Server processes the images for motion alarm, stores the video in a folder structure, and saves all configurations, motion, and system logs in a SOL server database. The Clients connect to the IP Server - not directly to the cameras - and the Web Client uses Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). From an architecture perspective, Video Insight has four components: Server: Storage: SQL and IIS - each of which can be configured a number of ways to adapt to your organization's needs.
About Server Performance
Factors affecting Server Performance include: number of cameras, resolution, FPS (frames per second), and motion-based recording.
Video Insight supports four types of recording modes: record always, record on schedule, motion-based, and higher FPS on motion.
When using motion-based recording, only changes in video are saved and all redundant images are discarded. This motion-based recording method compares the current image to the previous image. This comparison can take place on the cam era or on the server and is referred to as camera-side or server-side motion detection.
When using server-side motion detection each image is decompressed on the server, which requires a significant amount of computation. When sizing a server, the most efficient method is camera-side motion detection, but in those cases where the camera does not support it or is not very effective and server-side is used, the Server CPU needs to be adjusted.