DVT_MeridianDVTEL, INC., Birmingham, U.K., a provider of IP video surveillance technology, released the Meridian Network Video Recorder, a plug-and-play networked recording appliance. Available in four and 16-port models, Meridian NVRs combine the functions of a network video recorder, including high-powered Ethernet switch, automatic set-up features and video management software. It automatically delivers power via PoE and IP addresses, configures cameras for motion detection, and starts recording without user intervention. Standalone units are ideal for surveillance environments of up to 24 cameras. Multiple Meridian units can be set up within a network to build a larger system to meet growing security requirements.

Meridian offers digital zoom, camera tours, PTZ control and intelligent video searches to quickly retrieve captured video through thumbnail and event searches. The Meridian NVR offers up to 6 GB of internal storage that can be extended through an external eSATA connection. The system provides flexible management connections through a fiber or copper Gigabit uplink. Meridian is compatible with DVTEL’s Quasar IP camera line and supports third-party cameras from Axis Communications.