What is the best way to use the Cisco video camera monitoring software from remote location.
I am talking about the AVMS / SWVMS software.
I am thinking of either a vpn tunnel or Remote Desktop (Terminal Services).
I would like to use the vpn tunnel, but am afraid that the encryption/decryption of all data will drastically slow down the data throughput.
Thank you for posting. I use the AVMS software remotely and it works good. At first I changed the http ports of each camera and forwarded those ports in the router. I set up the cameras in the remote AVMS software with the WAN IP address and port number. That worked quite well. I then decided to try to reach the cameras through a VPN tunnel. I found that it worked perfectly and I was able to view up to 6 cameras. Your results will vary depending on how much bandwidth you have at each end. The important thing is the upload speed at the camera end of the tunnel. I have anywhere from 3-4 Mbps at any given time for the upload speed at the camera side and 30-40 Mbps download speed at the AVMS server side. I have also used UltraVNC to view the AVMS server through the tunnel and that worked well. Note that if you view the AVMS software using RDP you will see a black screen where the video should be. This is a limitation of RDP, not the software.
Please reply if you have any questions.
Thank you very much for the response.
I am going to try the vpn solution. To increase performance, I am going to reduce my encryption from 3DES to DES. Not sure if this will speed it up much, but it is worth a shot.
I have Comcast cable. My best performance tends to be about 20Mbps down and about 9Mbps up.
I have seen it drop down to 2Mbps down, 1.0Mbps up during peak usage periods.
I will keep you posted on how it goes!
Sorry I just saw your post but if you're using AVMS, have you ever considered the Client Application?
I used Google Translate and found that the page is an advertisement for a reseller. I didn't find anything useful in regards to any Cisco product.
tomasz123456 - Did I miss something?