How many HoneyOptics Camera can I have on a Network?

This will depend on how fast your network switch is. 

We highly recommend using a gigabit switch for your network


Setting the HoneyOptics camera on the highest resolution usually takes a lot of bandwidth especially if you are using multiple cameras on one network.

The most important thing to understand when planning an IP camera system, is that everything is dictated by bandwidth, or the amount of data being handled by the network. Simply put, if your network is a water pipe, then the bandwidth would be the amount of water flowing through it. 

Much like the size of a pipe, every network will have a maximum limit to the bandwidth that it can handle, and if the devices on it exceed this then they won’t work properly.

Because of the high resolution video that they stream, IP cameras tend to have very demanding bandwidth requirements, and as a result companies that need multi camera, multi megapixel systems will often set them up using a dedicated network.

Below is a Chart from that shows a comparison of bandwidth between a Regular NDI stream and an NDI HX Stream. 

NDI vs NDI❘HX Bandwidth

 NDI❘HXFull NDI (High Standard)
Resolution/FramerateMaximum Bandwidth Mbit/SecMaximum Bandwidth Mbit/Sec
1920*1080 50i9.6105
1920*1080 60i10.5112
1920*1080 50P14.2125
1920*1080 60P15.9132
3840*2160 50i19.1158
3840*2160 60i20.6171
3840*2160 50p26.8223
3840*2160 60p30.0249

As you can see that NDI HX is much more efficient and is easier on your bandwidth than Full NDI.

You can have up to 8 streams NDI HX streams for every 1 NDI Full stream.


One quick thing to mention here, your network’s maximum bandwidth is not the same as the internet speed you are getting from your Internet Service Provider. This is because your cameras are communicating directly with the recorder, not across the internet. 

To find out what your maximum bandwidth is, just check the specifications of any routers, switches or recorders you are using – your network will only be able to handle the lowest of these.


For further understanding please consult our Technical specialist before setting up your HoneyOptics cameras.

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Modified on: Wed, 27 Apr, 2022 at 3:41 PM