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Toolbar Area

The toolbar area contains tools to organize the pane area, control videos, and monitor network connectivity.

The Layout Selection area of the Toolbar provides a quick and easy way to control how many cameras are displayed in the pane area.

The toolbar area contains network, memory, and rendering performance information in three small meters.

N: Network usage shows the current, peak and average bandwidth of incoming data. If the recorder cannot send out video streams fast enough it will start skipping frames. The skip count can be observed in the tooltip for this control. If this occurs the bar turns yellow and then red. A red or yellow bar indicates that the network bandwidth is too low to support the number of video streams that are currently displayed.

M: Memory usage shows how much memory the application is using. The total amount of available memory is indicated as well in the tooltip. Hold down the mouse over the control to keep the tooltip active.

R: Rendering performance indicates how many MPixels are decoded per second. A 1MP image at 30fps requires 30MPixel/s for example. If more video is displayed in FortiCentral the performance limit of the PC will eventually be reached. At this point the video decoder has to drop frames to keep up with the incoming video stream. This drop rate is displayed at the tooltip and if it occurs the bar turns yellow and red in more severe situations. This indicates that the CPU/graphics performance of the PC where FortiCentral is running has reached its limit.

Toolbar Area

The toolbar area contains tools to organize the pane area, control videos, and monitor network connectivity.

The Layout Selection area of the Toolbar provides a quick and easy way to control how many cameras are displayed in the pane area.

The toolbar area contains network, memory, and rendering performance information in three small meters.

N: Network usage shows the current, peak and average bandwidth of incoming data. If the recorder cannot send out video streams fast enough it will start skipping frames. The skip count can be observed in the tooltip for this control. If this occurs the bar turns yellow and then red. A red or yellow bar indicates that the network bandwidth is too low to support the number of video streams that are currently displayed.

M: Memory usage shows how much memory the application is using. The total amount of available memory is indicated as well in the tooltip. Hold down the mouse over the control to keep the tooltip active.

R: Rendering performance indicates how many MPixels are decoded per second. A 1MP image at 30fps requires 30MPixel/s for example. If more video is displayed in FortiCentral the performance limit of the PC will eventually be reached. At this point the video decoder has to drop frames to keep up with the incoming video stream. This drop rate is displayed at the tooltip and if it occurs the bar turns yellow and red in more severe situations. This indicates that the CPU/graphics performance of the PC where FortiCentral is running has reached its limit.