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MicroSlicing in Action - IP Cameras
MicroSlicing in Action - IP Cameras

MicroSlice configuration and a description of the MicroSlicing parameters in Celona's 4G and 5G Networks

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The last thing anybody needs from an IP Camera is poor-quality, grainy, or pixelated footage.

CCTV footage

Celona MicroSlicing™ gives you the power to create custom applications and priority for all your private mobile network traffic. This document will show you how to configure MicroSlicing for IP Cameras sending data to a centrally located network video recorder or video analysis ingest point.

To configure a microslice,

  1. Create your logical device group

  2. Assign devices to the group

  3. Create the custom application definition

  4. Create the MicroSlicing policy

Create Device Group & Assign Devices

Log in to Celona Orchestrator and select Device Groups > Create Device Group. Enter a name, then select devices that apply and click Update to save. <link to device groups article>

Create CCTV Application

Select Applications from the side-nav menu and enter IP/port information.

Most IP Cameras in the market support the RTSP video protocol. RTSP uses port 554 on the IP Camera, which is why we have entered the port range under Device Start / End Port.

If you are using a centralized NVR with a static IP address, you will enter that in the Remote Configuration section.

Click Create to save your application definition.

Creating the MicroSlicing policy

Select MicroSlices from the side-nav menu and click Create MicroSlice.

For Bitrate configuration, you have two primary options, Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) and Non-GBR. You can choose GBR here if your cameras are configured to send video at a specific frame rate and bitrate.

However, most cameras are now configured for "Variable Bit Rate with a cap", as it provides the most efficient video encoding. This article provides a deeper dive into IP camera bitrates and best practices. For a Non-GBR configuration select Streaming Video from the dropdown QoS Priority list.

Our next step is to select the Device Group and Application that will be assigned to this MicroSlicing policy.

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