Bandwidth Calculator

Each and every time our system transmits a HD Construction Site Image off site, it uses the 3G Cellular network. A 4MP Image is around 500KB, 5MP is 600KB and a 8MP is around 1MB. The Calculator assumes the camera will be operational for 10 hours per day.

Burgess Technologies Image Archive Bandwidth Tool


The total usage may be surprisingly lower than you think. Especially for an image which either measures 2688 × 1520 (4MP), 2592 × 1944 (5MP) or 3840 x 2160 (8MP) Pixels. These powerful Ethernet cameras use advanced compression technology, including H.264, H.254+, H.265 & Zipstream.

USAGE EXAMPLE: 8MP CAMERA, Image capture every 10 minutes (popular frequency) = 1.2GIG Per Month

Logging into the system remotely to make any camera/image changes will use data. Every time you use the Snapshot Image URL to command the camera to capture and send an image will use data. With these extra bandwidth usage factors, we recommend a FIVE GIG SIM.

We standardize on 3G and each Camera System we build includes a 3G Machine to Machine Cellular Router. Monthly Fixed M2M SIM deals are more flexible and cost effective. 3G uses HSPA (High Speed Internet Access) with transfer rates of up to 21 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload. A High Resolution 8MP Image is around 1MB in file size. Therefore, for transmitting images a 3G System will more than meet the requirements. If your End User insists on 4G, we can just swap the router out (+£40).

We provide Fixed SIM contracts, ask your pre sales technical helper for a contract.

Most Popular Fixed SIM Contract Example: 5GB on 02 = £27 Per Month

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