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Technical Requirements

Hudl Focus has cer­tain net­work require­ments for con­nect­ing to Hudl servers to record and upload video. If your orga­ni­za­tion can­not do the below, we can­not sup­port Hudl Focus at your facility.

Net­work Setup

A wired net­work con­nec­tion with inter­net access is required. A net­work port near the mount­ing loca­tion is pre­ferred, and we provide the standard Cat5e/Cat6 ethernet cable that you’ll need. Hudl Focus can­not con­nect via Wi-Fi.

Con­sis­tent upload speeds of 5Mbps or faster are required. Hudl Focus uploads HD video. A reli­able net­work is cru­cial in get­ting your video online. You can check your inter­net speed at hudl​.com/​s​p​e​e​dtest.

Need help getting a network connection in your stadium? We have some recommendations for an alternate network solution.

Fire­wall Configuration

The ports Hudl Focus needs access to are used for out­go­ing traf­fic only. They are not lis­ten­ing or used for incom­ing traf­fic. Your organization’s fire­wall can still pro­tect from incom­ing traf­fic as normal.

Ports

All of the data from the Hudl Focus camera is encrypted and transferred via TCP. If possible, contact your IT department and have them open up the necessary ports below.

Port

Purpose

443

• To communicate with Hudl via API

• To upload video to Amazon S3

• To communicate with Hudl via Amazon's IoT

• To receive periodic updates

• To upload crash reports to Hudl for debugging

• To have access to Python packages

80

• To communicate with Hudl via API

• To upload video to Amazon S3

• To receive periodic updates

• To upload crash reports to Hudl for debugging

123

• To communicate with a cluster of NTP time servers on port 123 to keep the device's date and time in sync

URIs to Allow

If your organization has a list of allowed domains, make sure these are on it.

URI

Purpose

*.hudl.com

• To communicate with Hudl via API

*.iot.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

• To communicate with Hudl via Amazon's IoT

*.pool.ntp.org

• To communicate with a cluster of NTP time servers

*.pypi.org

files.pythonhosted.org

pypi.python.org

• For access to Python packages

*.sentry.io

• To upload crash reports to Hudl for debugging

*.s3.amazonaws.com

• To receive periodic updates

• To upload video to Amazon S3

*.ubuntu.com

• To receive periodic updates

Your camera’s host­name will be dis­played as either FOCUS-XXXXXX or FCXXX-XXXXXX. If you’re strug­gling to find the device on your net­work, look for that host­name on your DHCP serv­er IP address leases.

Broadcast Requirements

Technical Requirements:

  • Your broadcast software can accept IP feed video sources via RTMP.
  • The computer with broadcast software is connected to the same network as the Focus camera.

For best performance, we highly recommend:

  • The computer with broadcast software is wired via ethernet into the same network as the Focus camera.
  • Network upload speed of over 20 Mbps.
  • The camera and computer are on a private IP address.

If you experience issues with video quality or latency, make sure:

  • The video feed is not routed through another network to the broadcast computer.
  • The video is not passed through a firewall for security before getting passed to the computer with the broadcast software.
  • Port 1935 is not blocked on any networking hardware or firewalls.
  • There is nothing blocking or restricting RTMP traffic.