Tested Layouts for Different Multi-Monitor DS ControlPoint and VAU Specifications

Issue

Important information for choosing a client and VAU that addresses customer requirements.

Remote Client PC Requirements (Utilizing 3 or 4 Monitors)

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry
  • DS ControlPoint

Cause

No specific cause

Resolution

Updated 7/30/13

Here is the updated information that will be on the DS ControlPoint Specification Sheet:

Remote Client PC Requirements (Utilizing 3 or 4 Monitors):

Processor (Required): Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz (6 CPUs) with hyper-threading, ~3.2GHz or greater

Memory (Required): 16384MB RAM or greater

OS (Required): 64 Bit based on the 16 GB memory requirement

Graphics Card (Required): NVIDIA GTX TITAN (6GB Memory)

 

Operating System:

  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008

 Note: When utilizing DS ControlPoint with a Four Monitor configuration, there are known combination limitations that are dependent on the following attributes below:

  • Number of layouts per monitor
  • Model of camera utilized
  • Frame Rate and Resolution

 

Example:

4 Monitor Configuration - (4) PMCL532F (All Monitor Resolutions 1920x1080)
(IXE10LW 1280x720, 30 FPS, Quality 49, In Camera Motion)

  • Mon 1: 5x5
  • Mon 2: 5x5
  • Mon 3: 4x4
  • Mon 4: 2x2

Total  70 cameras

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Below are more examples of the test cases based on the required hardware recommendations:

4 Monitor Testing

All Monitors running 3x3 = 36 Cameras  All Cameras - (IL10-D 1280x720, 30 FPS, Quality 81, In Camera Motion)

  • CPU 50%
  • GPU 30%

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4 Monitor Testing

All Monitors running 4x4 = 64 cameras  All Cameras - (IXS0DN 800x608, 24 FPS, Quality 66, In Camera Motion

  • CPU 28%
  • GPU 27%

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4 Monitor Testing

(IXE20DN 1920x1080, 15 FPS, Quality 50, In Camera Motion)

  • Mon 1: 4x4
  • Mon 2: 4x4
  • Mon 3: 2x2
  • Mon 4: 1 Camera Stream layout
     

Total  37 Cameras

  • CPU 31%
  • GPU 12%

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4 Monitor Testing

(IX30DN 2048x1536, 3 FPS, Quality 78, In Camera Motion)

  • Mon 1: 4x4
  • Mon 2: 4x4
  • Mon 3: 4x4
  • Mon 4: 3x3
     

Total  57 Cameras

  • CPU 22%
  • GPU 11%

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4 Monitor Testing

(IXE10LW 1280x720, 30 FPS, Quality 49, In Camera Motion)

  • Mon 1: 5x5
  • Mon 2: 5x5
  • Mon 3: 4x4
  • Mon 4: 2x2
     

Total  70 cameras

  • CPU 45%
  • GPU 17%

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4 Monitor Testing

(DS220, 1920x1080, 30 FPS, Quality 17, In Camera Motion)

  • Mon 1: 6x6
  • Mon 2: 3x3
  • Mon 3: 1
  • Mon 4: 1

Total  47 Cameras

  • CPU 60%
  • GPU 30%

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4 Monitor Testing

(ENC5416 720x480, 30 FPS, Quality ExtraHigh, Continuous Recording)

  • Mon 1: 6x6
  • Mon 2: 6x6
  • Mon 3: 2x2
  • Mon 4: 2x2
     

Total 80 Camera

  • CPU 53%
  • GPU 25% 

 

  

Quad Display Testing for DS Client System
 
Test System (Client) Test Setup (VAU)
CPU I7-860 / 2.8GHz VAU DS-SRV RAID SYSTEM w/4 ENC5416 Encoders
Ram 4GB / 3.5 usable DS Version 7.4.149
OS Windows 7 Enterprise w/SP1 Monitors 4 Pelco 1080p Monitors set to 1920x1080
Arch 32bit Special Notes Encoder Cards attached to PCI-e x16 and RAID attached to x4, 64 analog channels.
Video Card Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 - 512MB
4 Monitor Test Series Layout Channels Displayed CPU % used RAM Used Network utilized Notes
VAU Configuration 
Resolution : 4CIF
Frame Rate : 30
Quality : Extra High
Recording for 1 Hour
2x2 16 34% 1.31GB 3% Control Point responds normally with this setup. FPS Seen on Client = 18 - 24.
3x3 36 37% 1.56GB 6% FPS Seen on Client = 6.65
4x4 64 40% 1.82GB 9% Bandwidth may need to be limited.
5x5 100 48-51% 2GB 13% Not Supported
6x6 144 56% 2.53GB 15% Not Supported
1 Large-7 Small 32 19% 1.62GB 4% FPS Seen on Client = 3-5fps
1 Large-12 Small 52 23% 1.69GB 5% FPS Seen on Client = 2-4fps

 

 

Quad Display Testing for DS Client System
 
Test System (Client) Test Setup (VAU)
CPU I7-860 / 2.8GHz VAU DS-SRV RAID SYSTEM w/4 ENC5416 Encoders
Ram 4GB / 3.5 usable DS Version 7.4.149
OS Windows 7 Enterprise w/SP1 Monitors 4 Pelco 1080p Monitors set to 1920x1080
Arch 32bit Special Notes Encoder Cards attached to PCI-e x16 and RAID attached to x4, 64 analog channels.
Video Card ATI FirePro 2450 - 512MB
4 Monitor Test Series Layout Channels Displayed CPU % used RAM Used Network utilized Notes
VAU Configuration 
Resolution : 4CIF
Frame Rate : 30
Quality : Extra High
Recording for 1 Hour
2x2 16 9% 1.35GB 2% FPS Seen on Client = 12-15fps
3x3 36 17% 1.48GB 5% FPS Seen on Client = 4-5fps
4x4 64 27% 1.86GB 8% Bandwidth may need to be limited.
5x5 100 38% 2.30GB 11% Not Supported.
6x6 144 45% 2.58GB 14% Not Supported.
1 Large-7 Small 32 17% 1.48GB 5% FPS Seen on Client = 4-5fps
1 Large-12 Small 52 25% 1.65GB 7% FPS Seen on Client = 4-6fps

 

 

 

Quad Display Testing for DS Client System
 
Test System (Client) Test Setup (VAU)
CPU i7-3820 3.6GHz VAU DS-SRV JBOD with 2 ENC5416
Ram 16GB DS Version 7.4.175.7548
OS Windows 7 Professional w/SP1 Monitors 4 Pelco 1080p Monitors set to 1920x1080
Arch 64 bit Special Notes Client: Alienware Aurora R4
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB x2
4 Monitor Test Series Layout Channels Displayed CPU % used RAM Used Network utilized GPU 1 GPU 2 Notes
VAU Configuration 
Resolution : 4CIF
Frame Rate : 30
Quality : Extra High
2x2 16 36% 3.10GB 5% 29% 10% 24-25fps
3x3 36 67% 3.12GB 15% 31% 14% 21-23fps
4x4 64 76% 3.26GB 19% 30% 7% 15-23fps
5x5 100 96%         Not Supported.

 

 

 

Quad Display Testing for DS Client System
 
Test System (Client) Test Setup (VAU)
CPU i7-3820 3.6GHz VAU DS-SRV JBOD with 2 ENC5416
Ram 16GB DS Version 7.4.175.7548
OS Windows 7 Professional w/SP1 Monitors 4 Pelco 1080p Monitors set to 1920x1080
Client 64 bit Special Notes Client: Alienware Aurora R4 - Client Tested with 8 IP Cameras and 24 Analog
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB x2
4 Monitor Test Series Layout Channels Displayed CPU % used RAM Used Network utilized GPU 1 GPU 2 Notes

VAU Analog Configuration 
Resolution : 4CIF
Frame Rate : 30
Quality : Extra High

 

IP Camera Configuration
# Used / Name & Model / Type / Res / FPS / Quality

2 / Arecont Vision 8365 / H264 / 1600x1200 / 6 FPS / 80

1 / Pelco D5118 / H264 / 1280x720 / 30 FPS / 52

1 / Pelco IDE20DN / H264 / 1920x1080 / 15 FPS / 100

1 / Pelco IX30DN / H264 / 1920x1080 / 3 FPS / 80

1 / Pelco IXE20C / H264 / 1920x1080 / 15FPS / 50

1 / Pelco IXE20DN / H264 / 1920x1080 / 15 FPS / 50

1 / Pelco IM10DN10 / H264 / 1280x1024 / 6 FPS / 80

4x4 64 83% 3.53GB 19% 27% 14% 15fps