From remotely operating robotics in a transportation yard to enabling physical safety via remote security cameras at an event, video applications are an ideal fit for a Celona powered private mobile network.

While Celona's platform is perfect for video applications, we must to take into account the uplink bit rate capacity available in a CBRS based LTE wireless link. Here is a demonstration of Celona's solution architecture and how it can be utilized to guarantee throughput and quality for real-time video applications:

What’s a good fit for a Celona based solution?

CBRS on LTE is capable of supporting up to 26Mbps uplink per AP, and always on video streams consume significant quantities of uplink bandwidth so, at first look, we appear to be uplink constrained. However, the Celona platform benefits a range of video applications by leveraging our MicroSlicing™ superpowers and the capacity achievable through AP densification.

The matrix below details various applications and their requirements in terms of latency and throughput.

For different video use cases, we have tried to note down requirements that we often run into in categories of flexible deployment, coverage, solution cost, digital security and technology reliability.

Security teams have an unerring ability to find new camera positions with zero network coverage. This can cause huge problems for facilities and network teams.

Do we have fiber out there? Where's the nearest cable plant? Conduit?

Deploying an LTE-based CBRS network is a great way to address these problems. Indoor APs (with transmit power up to 1 watt / 30dBm) typically cover up to 25K SQFT. Celona's Outdoor APs (with transmit power up to 50 watts / 47dBm) can cover an area of 1M SQFT with omni-directional antennas.

Both leverage the exceptional ability of LTE to overcome "Near Line of Sight" issues, and the CBRS specification means you can operate your wireless network without fear of interference.


CCTV & Security

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Flexibility

  • “We need a more flexible system that allows us to place video assets where needed when needed.”

  • “We want to be able to deploy and connect video assets within hours to locations across our campus.”

Coverage

  • “Verizon doesn’t provide consistent coverage in our operational area.”

  • “We need a wireless network that can work without Line of Sight”

Cost

  • “It's too expensive to send video across MNO networks.”

Security

  • “Our video feeds must remain on our private network.”

  • “We cannot risk a network issue for critical CCTV traffic.”

Reliability:

  • “We need to guarantee high definition video quality, regardless of other network activity”


Video Conference

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Flexibility

  • “We need engineers in the field/factory/warehouse/hospital ward to be able to share live video with experts in order to resolve problems quickly.”

Coverage

  • “Our students must be able to connect to video-based learning from anywhere across the campus”

  • “Our students should be able to connect to video-based learning reliably from their home”

Cost

  • “We can’t use hotspots to get kids into zoom class, the data overage charges are a blocker.”

Reliability

  • “We have experienced issues with interference on WiFi that affects video quality.”

  • “We need to prioritize our video conference traffic and deliver this over a wireless connection.”


Computer Vision

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Flexibility

  • “We need the flexibility to deploy our video assets anywhere in the facility while maintaining a reliable connection.”

Coverage

  • “I don’t want to deal with complex cabling routes every time I need to deploy a new camera sensor”

Cost

  • “Considering costs and operational disruption, running new fiber/cable every time we relocate a video feed is not practical in our environment .”

Reliability

  • “Our remote vehicle operators rely on stable live video feeds.”


Broadcast

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Flexibility

  • “We need to deploy mobile cameras across the event at a moments notice.”

  • “Our facility can be hosting a concert one day and a live sports event the next, we need flexible connectivity that can cope with a rapidly changing environment.”

Coverage

  • “We need to connect our cameras in the best position to capture the action, not where it’s most convenient to run a cable.”

Cost

  • “Running dedicated fiber required to connect all of our camera positions in the time allowed is too costly.”

Reliability

  • “This is a live broadcast, I need to know that my video feeds will always be given priority across the network.”


In the next section, we will try to summarize the differences between different codec and bitrate specifications in terms of total network bandwidth required.

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