Video Network Access
Posted on 2006-05-19
I have a requirement to have a 3 camera video suveillance system in a small medical office. We will be running Sony NVR software (Real Shot Manager 3.0) application for managing and recording for the camera system. The cameras will be Sony RZ30N's. The Real Shot Manager NVR software will be running on a dedicated workstation on its own network per Sony's recommendation (so lets call this network 1). In addition, we will be running a Client / Server network for all normal office applications, medical records, medical billing program, etc (let's call this network 2). The Sony Real Shot Manager comes with client app to enable viewing of various camera's on client PC's.
Sony recommends that ideally, the video system be run on it's own network so as not to interfere with other apps. However, my client wants to be able to run the RealShot Manager client (so he can montior the arrival of new patients, etc) on a couple of PC's belonging to network 2 (the medical data network) without encountering data/bandwidth issues (crashes, etc).
As I see it, I can bite the bullet and just keep the networks completely separate avoiding any issues, however this does not provide the required functionality. Alternatively, I can maximize the data handling capacity of a single network (Gigabit infrastructure) and try to accomodate all functions (video data and office apps data) together on a single network.
So I am seeking advice on how to address this networking issue. Any topographical or hardware suggestions are appreciated.