Compared to the motion JPEG standard (Joint Picture Expert Group), “MxPEG” requires only one third of the network bandwidth for data transmission, while still providing very high image quality.

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Network camera manufacturer Mobotix developed the licence-free MxPEG technology to transmit the live images its cameras produce without generating any appreciable network load (1.5 Mbps) for even high-resolution quality (12 images per second, 640 x 480 pixels, 70 percent JPEG quality).

At this data rate, the video stream occupies less than two percent of a standard computer network (100 megabits). As a result, large-format video streams can be transmitted easily via existing networks or the Internet.