Cameras and other monitoring terminals are widely used in the video monitoring area. Usually cameras collect real-time videos and send to one or more monitoring terminals via the network. There are many cameras and monitoring terminals that do not support multicast, but a one-to-many replication from a camera to multiple monitoring terminals is required. The current solution is to rely on the server to do unicast replication one by one, which is very inefficient and expensive. Introducing SDN switches with address translation provide another choice. Centec SDN switches can make multiple copies of either unicast or multicast video streams. With IPDA modifications, it is easy to reach multiple destinations in the network.
Much lower latency compared to server based solution
Much higher throughput supporting more concurrent video streams
Cost effective compared to original switch + server solution