Internet Connection Speed Requirements
Xplor Internet speed basics
While each Xplor application is optimised to ensure that it uses as little internet bandwidth as possible, different activities within the Xplor platform have various levels of bandwidth requirements.
Uploading a video or image in Xplor’s Playground Web or Mobile application will require higher speed internet and a stable internet connection.
Using Xplor’s Office Admin platform to view and manage bookings, payments and profiles will require lower levels of internet speed.
Measuring your current internet speed
There are many publicly available free tools online that can be used to measure your current internet speed (bandwidth).
A simple web search will allow you to measure both your current upload and download speeds to be used with the guidelines listed below.
Xplor’s Internet Speed Suggestions
Below are the internet download and upload speed recommendations per device for uploading and downloading videos, images and data through the Xplor platform.
*Please note, speeds listed are in Megabits where 1 Megabit = 0.125 Megabytes
Xplor’s required minimum connection speeds (3G Internet):
- Upload - 1.5 Megabits per second
- Download - 1.5 Megabits per second
Xplor’s suggested minimum connection speeds (4G Internet)
- Upload - 5 Megabits per second
- Download - 5 Megabits per second
Understanding Xplor’s Internet Speed Suggestions
Xplor’s minimum required connection speeds have been calculated using following example use cases at the required minimum connection speed of 1.5 Megabits per second to give users some context around how internet speed can impact the performance of Xplor’s products.
Playground Mobile Application - Uploading 10 Photos
Using the Playground Application on a mobile device and uploading an observation with 10 photographs at 3 megabytes each photo (a total of 30 megabytes) it will take 2mins 45sec to upload the file at a transfer speed of 187 Kilobytes per second.
Playground Mobile Application - Uploading 1 Video
Using the Playground Application on a mobile device and uploading an observation with 1 30sec 1080p video at 70 megabytes will take 6mins 30sec to upload the file at a transfer speed of 187 Kilobytes per second.
Xplor Office Admin - Loading the Master Roll
Using the Xplor Office Admin web portal and loading the Master Roll with 450 children and 600 weekly sessions will take 45sec to download the child list with profile pictures, financial data and bookings at a page size of 8mb and a transfer speed of 187 Kilobytes per second.