Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

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lcova76
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Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

Post by lcova76 » Tue May 17, 2016 3:55 pm

Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

I have found some information saying that BaseStation is a more "human formated" format (and carries a little bit less info)
So i think it's (BaseStation) less eficient. Right?

So that would leave AVR and Beast.

In VRS it's the same to use AVR or Beast?
It's the same configuration option (AVR o Beast RAW)(which is better?)

In you're opinion, which of these three format's is better (carries more information, consumes less bandwidth, etc).

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Re: Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

Post by agw » Tue May 17, 2016 11:31 pm

Beast has the signal level on it and will consume less bandwidth than the AVR formats. Aside from the signal level there's no difference as far as VRS is concerned, they're all just raw message formats. There's less processing involved in decoding Beast messages because they're already in binary, so if you're worrying about processing time or bandwidth then go with Beast format. However, in real life I don't think you're going to notice any difference between the two unless your source can send the signal level.

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Re: Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

Post by Skibox » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:43 pm

lcova76 wrote:Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better
Beast is better between machines and should be your first choice to keep resources down, but if you need to manually interpret the messages it's the other way around, Basestation is best, then AVR and beast sucks... :-)

/M

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Re: Format Wars (BaseStation, AVR & Beast) Which is Better

Post by skaw » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:42 pm

Just to give you a clue about the different formats, since we have this discussion in our group right now..

Feed #1 with Basestation MSG Format, average plane count about ~150

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Feed #2 with AVR or Beast Raw Feed Format, average plane count about ~100-120

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Feed #1 created a 2,7GB data throughput in 4 hours, while feed#2 created a ~850MB throughput in ~12 hours (Feed#1 reconnected after 24h router disconnect about 4 hours ago, while Feed#2 stayed connected since it is a local receiver in the same LAN as the server)

Thats a pretty huge difference!

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