According to Gary Perlin, vice president of video products for Amityville, N.Y.-based Speco Technologies, H.264 compression is among the most important new features to impact DVRs. This advancement almost doubles the amount of information that can be stored on a hard drive and sent over the Internet efficiently, he says. Another innovation that has moved the industry forward is hybrid DVRs, which allow users to record and play back older analog and newer networked camera input, Perlin remarks.
Speco Technologies DVRWM Series
Top features include wall-mounted DVR in locked box for covert installations; free DDNS server for use with dynamic IP addresses; and easy record, copy and setup.
Samsung I GVI Security SHR-8000 Dual-Codec Series DVRs
IC Realtime Security Mobile DVR Viewing Application
ClearPix CPX-SRV hardware uses Intel Core 2 Quad processors and mother boards with 4GB Ram, dual network cards, and dual video cards. The CPX-SRV has front loadable, hot swappable hard drives, making for easy expansion and servicing of the server. Hybrid units are available to help your customers migrate from analog to IP megapixel solutions; each unit comes with eight free IP licenses.
Honeywell Fusion IV DVR Series
The system is designed to record, search and transmit up to 32 channels of analog or IP video sources, and up to 16 channels of audio. System benefits include substantially expanded support for digital video sources, including IP cameras, network encoders and megapixel cameras. Up to 16 channels of hybrid network camera support comes standard. An optional NVR upgrade can add 16 additional digital video sources for a total of 32 channels maximum. Depending on whether the need is for remote transmission, local playback or clip compatibility, users can choose from MJPEG, MPEG-4 or advanced H.264 compression.
Porta Systems Touch 1600 DVR
Clinton Electronics Corporation Cricket
With its built-in H.264 compression and high-resolution VGA monitor output, this small and lightweight four-channel DVR provides users excellent image quality and compression, the manufacturer states. The included mouse and/or remote control help make operation simple. Remote viewing on the Cricket DVR is simple, and requires no software, because it uses Internet Explorer or static or dynamic IP. Its greatest differentiation point is its price. The Cricket retails to approved Clinton Electronics’ dealers for less than $350, and comes standard with an included 500GB Seagate Surveillance Class HDD and 2 GB USB flash drive.
Innotech Security Gen III DVR
The security system offers a real-time 16-channel DVR with 480 images per second (ips) at 1CIF (120 ips at D1), and up to 4TB of HDD storage, combined with a high-quality 22-inch touch-screen LCD monitor. Power-Touch DVR can be placed in a local, remote or secure location and operated directly through the monitor. The system offers a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, under the 16:10 aspect ratio, PIP and side-by-side scale mode, as well as a fast refresh rate and response time to avoid image-lagging effects. The system can control recording resolution/quality/frame rate by each camera, enabling operators to custom set image quality.
Nuvico APEX DVR
Pelco DX4100 DVR
Hikvision Series 5 Hybrid DVR
A single chip inde-pendently permits eight to 10 channels of 656 video input, capable of multi-channel video input encoding and intelligent video analysis.
Samsung Techwin SVR-1680C DVR
The SVR-1680C delivers real-time (30 fps) recording and playback capability on all 16 channels at full 4CIF resolution. It also comes with Samsung Techwin’s powerful central management software (CMS), giving users full remote control of functionality and administration of multiple DVRs, and includes a built-in Web server, so users can remotely connect with a PC running only a Web browser. If migration to IP is a goal, the same remote CMS can be used to manage and view DVRs, the new Samsung NVR, and IP cameras – all from the same control and viewing platform.
AverMedia EH Series DVRs
Key benefits, says AverMedia, are first, a great value that performs like more costly competitors at a fraction of the price; second, true hybrid status, so every channel can be analog or IP with no per-IP-camera licensing costs; and third, the GUI minimizes training time while maximizing user effectiveness, providing true user experiences encompassing all aspects of the user’s interaction, so that when conditions warrant, threats can be identified, analyzed and addressed immediately.
Bolide SVR9000S â€œS-Boxâ€ Series
SG Digital SG-HDSDI
SG Digital offers a four-camera HD DVR or a 20-channel hybrid HD DVR (with 16 analog and four HD channels). The system offers seven days of four cameras at 30 fps each at 1280 x 720 resolution.
Bosch Divar XF Hybrid DVR
It delivers high-quality images for both live viewing and recorded video, with up to full 4CIF resolution on all channels. Because it features advanced H.264 compression technology, it minimizes system bandwidth and storage requirements, thereby reducing storage costs by up to 30 percent when compared with systems using traditional MPEG-4 encoding.
RAID-4 technology allows for storing video on up to four internal hard disk drives, assuring maximum protection of recorded video and delivering uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive failure. Drives are accessible from the front of the unit, making service easier for technicians.
Panasonic WJ-HD716/WJ-HD616 H.264 DVRs
Top product differentiators include the use of H.264 or high-profile compression to record analog video for best picture quality-to-file size ratio. Dual HDMI video output offers true 1080i high-definition playback and monitoring. The Super Dynamic 5 Link capability allows for sharing of metadata information between camera and recorder, for advanced motion detection processing and alarm handling.
EverFocus Paragon DVR Series
Digimerge VB300 Blade Series
Designed with convenience and scalability in mind, it’s an uncompromising surveillance recorder supporting 4, 8 or 16 channels of video input. A “Flex IR” controller permits it to be installed out of sight and out of mind. The Blade features H.264 data compression for up to 50 percent better performance than MPEG4, allowing more efficient data transmission and recording. VESA mounts included for LCD or wall-mount applications.
Pegasus PHDVR Series
Introduced on September 1, the PHDVR Series answers the need for user-friendly DVRs by offering dynamic domain name system (DDNS) support. Making this DVR very flexible is Pentaplex, allowing live monitoring, re-cording, playback, back-up and network access simultaneously. The PHDVR Series’ greatest differentiation from others is its highly cost-effective price, starting at $537. The user has a mouse-driven graphical user interface, simple-to-use menu composition and easily searched data. The Pegasus Promise three-year warranty is included. Pegasus Products’ technical support manager, Rick Ahart, reports the user-friendly GUI makes setup straightforward and operations and search features easier.
Dedicated Micros SD Advanced Hybrid DVR
It comes in 16-, 12- or 8-channel models, and includes capabilities such as IP video source recording, front panel local control, transcoding and VGA main monitor support. The SD Advanced Hybrid DVR Series also features embedded help videos accessible from both the local and remote viewer. The new SD Advanced is able to seamlessly record and display IP video streams from IP cameras, encoders and other NetVu-connected video servers. Another key feature of the SD Advanced is potential for up to 16 SD Advanced units to be controlled from a single keyboard interface.
Integrated Video Supply Barracuda DVR
Custom software puts logo and contact information right on the screen. All Barracuda DVRs offer minimum 1.0 Terabyte. Built-in POS integration.