The Streaming Proxy has several functions including smartphone connectivity and bandwidth requirement offloading. The smarthpone Mobile Client will connect to the Streaming Proxy which translates the video from any supported video processing device to a format that is suitable for viewing on your mobile device. You no longer need to forward a port for each video processing device at the front-end location(s). If you have multiple surveillance devices (such as two NVRs) in a single location you can run the Streaming Proxy and maintain the same level of network security on the NVRs. This also allows you to use the internal IP addresses without configuring lengthy network device setup pages. The Streaming Proxy can also offload the bandwidth requirement of many users from the front end video processing devices (onsite equipment often has a limited upload speed) to any location you choose to run the Streaming Proxy.