I need some advice on a remote surveillance system we're building. I'm an IT consultant for a small construction company. We have currently have a DVR and about 10 cameras in and around the shop. We are now setting up remote cameras at each job site. We would like to have a dedicated workstation that will drive two monitors with four camera screens displayed on each monitor. These are IP cameras, and I realize my bottleneck is going to be the Internet bandwidth. Still, what should I spec-out for the workstation? Will the video signals coming in be processor or memory intensive - or both?? If I were to manipulate the video, that would be true, but since I'm essentially getting these over a web page, I'm not sure how much I'll need. Any suggestions???
Also, if there are any better ways to transmit the video signal other than an IP camera transmitting over an EVDO (cell phone) router, I'd be open that those as well.