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NVR leaves a small footprint

Jennifer Brown   

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IndigoVision has launched a new addition to its range of Network Video Recorders (NVRs).

The Compact NVR-AS 3000 is a Linux-based standalone device that
delivers a recording solution in a compact unit with a very
small footprint. The Compact NVR can record and playback 20 MPEG-4 and
H.264 video and audio streams simultaneously with a choice of a 500MB
or 1TB removable disk.

The unit uses the latest hard drive technology
from Seagate, with disks that have been developed for continuous video
surveillance recording. The disk comes with a five-year warranty. The
removable disk allows for easy archiving and securing of evidence. Able
to withstand temperature ranges of 0o to 60oC, the Compact NVR is ideal
for installation outside of traditional equipment rooms as it doesn’t
require a temperature controlled environment.

Designed for smaller
installations such as retail outlets and commercial premises, the NVR
can be mounted horizontally or vertically and located at any point on
the network. It is the perfect replacement for small analog/DVR
systems, recording video from up to 20 IP cameras or transmitter
modules directly over the network. ”˜Control Center’, IndigoVision’s
Security Management Software, is used to remotely configure the NVR and
view recorded video. ”˜Control Center’ workstations can again be located
at any point on the network, accessing multiple NVRs around a building
or site.

The high-performance specification of the new Compact NVR,
coupled with IndigoVision’s class-leading compression technology means
that the NVR can record both MPEG-4 and H.264 video from multiple
cameras for long periods. For example, a single Compact NVR could
record H.264 video from 10 cameras continuously at 4SIF, full
framerate, based on moderate motion levels for over 30 days.


The ”˜AS’
in NVR-AS 3000 stands for ”˜Alarm Server’ and means that each Compact
NVR can also store system-wide real-time alarm information that is
configured in ”˜Control Center’. This ensures that automatic alarm
events can still operate even though a ”˜Control Center’ workstation is
inoperative, adding redundancy to the system. A typical event could be
an access control alarm, generated from an attempted illegal entry,
triggering the nearest camera to pan and zoom to a pre-configured
position so that the area around the entrance could be monitored and


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