DVTel Inc. released a plug-and-play networked recording appliance called the Meridian Network Video Recorder. Available in 4- 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, in a single appliance. It automatically delivers power via PoE and IP addresses, configures cameras for motion detection, and starts recording without user intervention. Stand-alone 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. Meridian features digital zoom, camera tours, PTZ control and intelligent video searches to 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.

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