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Bosch 700 Series digital video recorders hybrid and IP systems offer easy installation

By Canadian Security   

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Bosch Security Systems, Inc. introduces the Divar 700 Series H.264 digital video recorders.

Featuring fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in
set-up wizards and an embedded design, system installation for the new
series is 50 percent faster than traditional PC-based video recording

The 700 Series Hybrid Recorder, formerly called Divar XF, is designed
for applications using a mix of analogue and IP cameras. A powerful and
scalable video management solution, it supports up to 16 analog cameras
and 16 IP cameras. For end users with dedicated IP video applications,
the 700 Series Network Recorder is an all-in-one IP video management
solution containing everything to store and manage surveillance video
in a single, easy-to-install box.

This Network Recorder supports up to
32 H.264 IP cameras.
Both devices allow management of IP camera profiles and features, such
as motion detection, within the recorders themselves, eliminating the
need for configuration through a PC. The recorders’ embedded design
coupled with efficient H.264 compression technology lowers the cost of
ownership by reducing software maintenance requirements and decreasing
storage utilization by up to 30 percent.

Customers have a variety of flexible options for storing recorded
video. Four internal hard disk drives, with available RAID-4
technology, assure maximum protection of recorded video and deliver
uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive failure.
The drives are accessible from the front of the unit for easier
servicing and to provide the flexibility to add larger-capacity disks
when needed.


Using the Bosch storage expansion kit, the recorders can
save up to 8 terabytes of video data. Customers can also choose to
further increase capacity, up to 120 terabytes, and centralize storage
using network-attached iSCSI arrays that provide even greater
Text data can be integrated with the video recorded by the 700 Series.

This feature, available as a licensable option, is useful with licence
plate recognition systems for parking lot management and in stolen
vehicle searches. Text support can also help end users reduce shrinkage
and detect fraud through remote monitoring capabilities for ATM or
point-of-sale transactions.

The recorders also include a Smart Search
feature, which saves time by searching for motion only within selected
areas of the recorded video.
With real-time 4CIF recording, the 700 Series is ideal for applications
where end users require a high level of detail in their surveillance
images, including retail, banking, corrections, and transportation and
commercial buildings.


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