No other device will use the satellite uplink and the provider will sign a static IP on the ranch end.
Is this sufficient throughout to push the video without lag? I have no experience with running video over a link this slow.
I'm a huge NetGear fan for home and SOHO environments and I am assuming one of the NetGear IP video cameras will fit the bill for this.
It's the throughout available via the satellite that concerns me. My gut tells me it's not enough - but I don't know.
Oh - he wants to point the camera on a gate and not move it. Just monitor the gate.
John / configt
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I think there will be a slight bit of lag... even with high speed of 10mb up there is a bit of delay as the video info goes from the user end to the Netgear servers and then back. Most see a lag of less than 2 sec or so ( but there have been higher )
Netgear specs/recommends the uplink to be a min of 1 mb but I have seen the Arlo ( esp a single cam ) work at slower speeds.
The thru-put from a single camera usu runs at about 300k upload when running live ( or record ) tho may peak a bit higher at startup.
My next concern is what is the distance he plans to run the Arlo camera from the base... I've run a distance of 150ft clear line of sight ( more with a special antenna ) but after that it may become more unresponsive and also drain batteries at a higher rated if linking to the base poses a problem.
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Question: Does your use of the word "lag" mean the amount of time between the occurrence of a real-time event captured by the camera and the time that same event appears on his remote monitoring station or device?
The distance between the camera and the base will be minimal - 20 - 25ft maximum with no obstructions including within the fresnal zone.
Also, your comment about battery drain brings to mind the topic of power, which I hadn't even considered! What s the average battery life of the batteries required? Did NetGear offer a system powered by AC? Or PoE (Power over Ethernet?
Again, thanks for your assistance.
Lag is as you mean , the diff between real time and actual viewing of the event... this real-time lag can be normally up to 2-3 secs but there have been cases of it being longer.
Another type of lag is the lag between the motion sense act and the actual recording startup.. this can also be a few seconds at times but can be decreased by proper placement and trial and error ( but still can be a few seconds so placement to capture events is also critial )
The distance you mentioned shouldn't be a problem, be it 25 ft in most cases ( unless blockage by metal just like with normal wifi signals )
Battery life in many cases is pretty good within the spec usage... which is =<4 mins per day... Mine mostly run about 4 months on best quality video. ( some longer but with less use )
There are some mods ( which will void warranty ) if you have a bit of skills to run the Arlo cam on regular 6v gells cells with solar panels or similar ac adaption.
Netgear does offer an AC version ( aslo POE to be released called the Q cam and Q cam Plus) but the unit is not rated for outdoors so you would need a form of enclosure ( on your own ).
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