Security Recording Network Web Server Remote View Software

PC-DVR-X4E16

 

4 Camera PCI Video Capture Card $129

4 x Composite Video Inputs * On-Board Hardware Watchdog.

 

CCTV Recorder includes free Windows XP Windows Vista Security Recording Network Web Server Remote View Software. 4 Camera expandable to 16 Cameras by adding additional Cards.

Card is capable of up to 768 x 576 x 32 bit Image Capture. 640 x 480, 307 200 Pixel Recording Resolution using free software.

 

PCI-8xIO Alarm I/O PCI Card $89

RS232-485 for control of RS485 Cameras $19

UPS-DVR UPS only $49 when purchased with PC-DVR-X4E16

 

Previous Buyer ? Version 3.312 unsupported Software is available separately $10 CCTV CD-V3312

XP/Vista SoftwareDevelopmentKit available to buyers.

Security Recording Network Web Server Remote View Software
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*** Version 3.012D unsupported Software Functions - Hardware/Operating System requirements:

CAPTURE CARD:

Conexant Fusion 878A Integrated Circuit, capable of up to 768 x 576 x 32 bit Image Capture.
Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia - UK) EIA/NTSC (USA - Japan) TV systems.
4 standard composite video (AV) 75 ohm inputs via BNC sockets.

Video Cameras:
Up to 4 'per Card' with standard 75 ohm impedance composite video output, CCIR or EIA monochrome or PAL or NTSC colour. Reliable recording may not be possible with a mix of monochrome & colour cameras on the same Card, with multiple Cards monochrome and colour can be used on individual Cards.

CCIR = Australian / European Monochrome TV System
PAL = Australian / European Colour TV System
EIA = USA / Japan Monochrome TV System
NTSC = USA / Japan Color TV System

 

V1.74 Software Functions

MPEG-4 Video Encoding with user configurable compression and compression speed to balance image Quality against File-Size.

User configurable Recording Resolution 640 x 480, 640 x 240, 320 x 240.

Hardware Watchdog continuously monitors PC for activity, if system freezes Watchdog electronically triggers PC Motherboard Hardware RESET switch.

Simultaneous Recording * Display/Playback * Remote LAN TCP/IP View/Playback/Recording.

Continuous &/or Scheduled Event Recording.

1 ~ 16 Camera Event Recording using Motion Detection &/or via  8 Alarm inputs 'REQUIRES OPTIONAL PCI-8xIO Card'.

Motion Detection with user configurable Masking, Sensitivity & Switching of 8 Alarm outputs 'REQUIRES OPTIONAL PCI-8xIO Card'.

Event Center Application for automatic Pop-Up Remote Monitoring on Multiple PC Systems.

Remote View via LAN TCP/IP.

Automatic First-In First-Out overwriting of oldest files, user configurable.

Multiple Hard Disk Drives / Folders may be allocated for Storage.

Independently configurable parameters for each Camera: Title/Name, Motion Detection Masks, Motion Detection Sensitivity, Image Brightness/Contrast/Colour, Audible Warning/Announcement, Image Quality/Compression, Scheduled Continuous Recording, Scheduled Motion Detection Recording, etc.

Up to ~ 6 images per second per Camera.

Up to 8 X Playback with Pause/Step VCR-like functions.

Plus many other functions detailed in User Manual, these are included but at this time we do not provide support for them.

 

IBM Compatible PC Digital Video Recording Surveillance System for colour or monochrome Video Cameras, Record & Display or Playback simultaneously.

Video Recording of 1 to 4 Cameras, expandable to 8, 12 or 16 Cameras with additional Capture Cards.

Scheduled Recording independently configurable for each Camera.

Image changes are detected to trigger Motion Event recording, multiple Masking/Detection Zones for each Camera, adjustable Sensitivity setting for each Camera.

Up to 8X Playback speed with VCR like Pause & Play functions , Snapshots may be saved as BMP file or printed, click here to view sample images.

Video Clips may be saved as an AVI File and viewed FULL SCREEN with standard "Windows Media Player", or distributed as an e-mail attachment to security personnel, Police, etc. Files can be duplicated and archived to Floppy Disc, CD ROM, DVD, removable Hard Drives, Tape Drives, copied/moved over LAN, etc.

During Playback any image may be saved as a BMP file then edited (Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Cut Paste, etc) with a Graphics application and converted to other file formats such as JPEG to reduce file size.

Storage on multiple Hard Disk Drives on Server or Remote PC, oldest files are overwritten on a First-In First-Out (FIFO) basis to avoid loss of current surveillance recordings.

Monitoring &/or Playback during recording.

Sound Files may be associated with each Camera and configured to automatically play when image changes are detected or sensors triggered.

Title/Name Date & Time Stamp on images.

Password Protection.  

Image Compression user adjustable to balance File Size against Image Quality.

Storage Capacity approximately 12 000 000 Images using an 80 GigaByte HDD, additional storage information below.  For comparison, the image capacity of a VCR with 3 hour tape is just 540 000 images (50 fields per second x 3 600 seconds x 3 hours).

Higher-Resolution, Lower-Noise, Deterioration-Free and more consistent than possible with a Quad and VHS VCR, CCTV to view sample images.

Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia - UK) and EIA/NTSC (USA - Japan) TV Systems.

Eliminates high cost of a Time Lapse VCR, Quad Processor, Maintenance and Cassettes.

Eliminates tedious and time consuming review / searching of tape recordings, labelling and storage of tapes.

Continuous Operation no down-time while tape rewinds, is changed or replayed.

During Playback any image may be selected and printed.

AVI Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily copied and archived to Floppy Disc, CD ROM, DVD, removable Tape or HDD, etc.

AVI Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily and quickly distributed via e-mail or LAN for viewing by Police, Security Personnel, etc.

AVI files can be viewed Full-Screen using standard Windows MS Media Player, BMP and JPEG files can be viewed with MS Paint, Quick View, etc, no special software required.

Sequential capture and analysis (in Motion Detection mode) of images from each input at 640 x 480, 640 x 240 or 320 x 240 resolution.

* LOWER-NOISE
* HIGHER-RESOLUTION see comparison below
* DETERIORATION-FREE
* CONSISTENT IMAGE QUALITY

Compared to a conventional 4 Camera Quad / VCR recording systems that is susceptible to fluctuating results depending on condition of Tape, VCR Heads and Transport mechanism.

PC-DVR: 640 (H) x 480 (V) per camera = 307 200 pixels.

Quad & VHS Time-Lapse VCR: Field Recording ~ 160 x ~ 144 per camera = 23 040 pixels, 92.5% less data. (VHS VCR Time-Lapse (field) resolution ~ 320 horizontal lines x 288 scan lines)

 

for detailed product information from "User Manual". PLEASE NOTE this PDF file will open in a New Window and may take several minutes to download.

 

STORAGE & CAPTURE INFORMATION:

Hard Disk space/size requirements are impossible to accurately specify due to the numerous variables involved, these include: Image Compressor MPEG-4, Image Quality/Compression, Fast (larger file) or Slow (smaller file) compression, Capture Rate images-per-second (ips), Camera Signal:Noise Ratio, PC Speed/Performance, other tasks running on PC, Image Content:- A solitary person moving about (only a portion of image changing) - VERSUS - Numerous persons and/or vehicles moving about (large portions of image changing).

We provide following information as a guide only, it was compiled during our evaluations using our Test Platform that consists of: XP Professional OS, Intel D850GB Motherboard, Pentium 1.7 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, Leadtek WinFast A180 DDR T AGP Card & 10 GB ATA 66 HDD.

CONDITIONS: Compressor = MPEG4, Compression = Minimum (Best Image Quality), Fast compression, Recording Mode = Continuous, Signal Source = Off-Air PAL Television Signals.

(1) Cameras = 4, Resolution = 640 x 480, Capture Rate = 4 ~ 5 ips, HDD storage 100 MB = ~ 60 minutes, per Camera.

(2) Cameras = 8, Resolution = 640 x 480, Capture Rate = 3 ~ 4 ips, HDD storage 100 MB = ~ 80 minutes, per Camera.

Above HDD storage figures are larger than likely to be encountered in a typical CCTV Surveillance situation, the Off-Air TV Source consisted of images that were constantly changing often in their entirety, rather than just sections of some images on some Cameras as would be encountered in most typical surveillance situations.

Based on example (1) above around 12 Million Images ~ 800 hours (200 hours, 4 Cameras) of storage is possible with a single 80 GB HDD that costs around $135 (@ 12/07/03.

For comparison a Time Lapse VCR in 24 hour mode with 3 hour tape stores only 540 000 images ~ 27 hours.

PC DVR: (80 000 MB / 100 MB = 800 hours) - (~ 4.5 images-per-second per-Camera x 3 600 seconds = 12 960 000 images).
VHS VCR: (5.5 fields per second) x (3 600 seconds) x (27.2 hours) = 540 000 fields.

Storage could be extended to WEEKS or MONTHS with Larger &/or multiple Hard Disk Drives &/or Lower Resolution &/or greater Image Compression, &/or Slow Compression &/or Motion Detection recording.

There is no direct relationship between the number of images and storage requirements due to the numerous variables involved, this data from our test platform is presented as a guide only, actual results in each situation may vary considerably.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

CPU:
Pentium 1 GHz minimum, Celeron not recommended. (For maximum Performance &/or Capture Rate &/or Capture Resolution &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 or better)

PC Hardware:
Motherboard: Intel AGP/PCI CPU Chipset.
RAM: 256 MB or better. (For maximum Performance &/or Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 512 MB or better)
HDD: 66 ATA or better. (For maximum Performance &/or Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 100/133 UDMA 7200 RPM with 8 MB Cache or better) HDD capacity to suit storage/archiving requirements, at least 10 GB.
Sound Card: Full Duplex (optional, for Audible-Warnings).
VGA Card: Asus MX400 64 MB AGP, Leadtek GeForce2 64 MB MX400, Leadtek A170 DDR MX440 64 MB, Leadtek A180 MX440 TV out 64 MB, Gigabyte Radeon R9000 Pro 64 MB, Nvidia Quadro4 200NVS 64 MB AGP, GeForce 64MB DDR, ATI 9000 Radom, other types may be suitable.
Modem: External and Telephone line (optional) for Dial-Out. Recommended Modems: Rockwell, ZyXel or Lucent ChipSet, other types may be unsuitable. (Some users have reported success with following ChipSets - we include this for informational purposes only and do not recommend or suggest that any of these will function with this System. DSI (Digicon systems), D13635-1/5655 with Creative Win Modem, Connexant sold under name of "Pine" no. FM-3711-11 V4.0 W03/01, Rockwell 6793 PCI Modem, Intel 815)

While it is possible that PC-DVR-X4E16 will function with other PC Hardware we cannot provide support or technical assistance for other configurations.

Resources:
One PCI Slot for each Card.
PCI slot IRQ cannot be shared, for example the On-Board LAN Chip on Hoxtek's F845PE Motherboard shares it's IRQ with 6th PCI slot .

Operating System:
Windows 2000 - Windows XP (NOT compatible with XP Home) with latest Updates installed. WINDOWS XP Recommended

 

Software Updates:

Version V3.312 'software only' is available to previous buyers of PC-DVR-X4E16, include a copy of your Purchase Receipt for PC-DVR-X4E16 with your order for CD ROM Cat Code: CD-V3312.

 

Version 1.74 software update is available for download free-of-charge to buyers of PC-DVR-X4E16, to obtain a copy e-mail as an attachment a copy of purchase receipt together with the version number of your current software. If all information is not provided you will not receive a reply.

Alternative (V2.514.0308) software, As-Is No-Support to view User Manual for alternative software which is available to buyers of PC-DVR-X4E16, Cat Code: S/W-AsIs  on CD ROM & Printed Manual  $5.

 

MAXIMISE RELIABILITY: Use an On-Line Uninterruptible Power Supply linked to Automatic Shut-Down Software to reduce the risk of Operating System faults or Hard Disk Drive damage caused by 'Head to Disk contact' that may result in the loss of Data (images) and carefully follow Shut-Down procedure.

Sample Images from "Digital Satellite TV"
 
These images were captured using MPEG4 Compressor @ Best Quality (Minimum Compression) & Fast Compression (larger file).
The quality of the original BMP images has suffered from conversion to JPEG format necessary for 'quick display' via www.
Test Pattern

4 to 16 Channel PC based MPEG-4 Digital Video Recorder * 640 x 480, 640 x 320 , 320 x 240 Recording Resolution * Hardware Watchdog * TCP/IP LAN Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Digital  Video Recording CCTV Surveillance System Software & PCI Video Capture Card * Use with Colour or Monochrome CCTV Video Surveillance Video Cameras * Use your PC for DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING * Motion Detection with Masking * Variable Detection Sensitivity * LAN TCP/IP Remote Viewing / Recording * Captures higher resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR, PAL, TV / Video Systems.
Above resized 100% vertically for comparative purposes.

4 to 16 Channel PC based MPEG-4 Digital Video Recorder * 640 x 480, 640 x 320 , 320 x 240 Recording Resolution * Hardware Watchdog * TCP/IP LAN Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Digital  Video Recording CCTV Surveillance System Software & PCI Video Capture Card * Use with Colour or Monochrome CCTV Video Surveillance Video Cameras * Use your PC for DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING * Motion Detection with Masking * Variable Detection Sensitivity * LAN TCP/IP Remote Viewing / Recording * Captures higher resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR, PAL, TV / Video Systems.
Above resized 100% for comparative purposes.

4 to 16 Channel PC based MPEG-4 Digital Video Recorder * 640 x 480, 640 x 320 , 320 x 240 Recording Resolution * Hardware Watchdog * TCP/IP LAN Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Digital  Video Recording CCTV Surveillance System Software & PCI Video Capture Card * Use with Colour or Monochrome CCTV Video Surveillance Video Cameras * Use your PC for DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING * Motion Detection with Masking * Variable Detection Sensitivity * LAN TCP/IP Remote Viewing / Recording * Captures higher resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR, PAL, TV / Video Systems.
640 x 240 image prior to resizing 100% vertically.

4 to 16 Camera PC based MPEG-4 Digital Video Recorder * 640 x 480, 640 x 320 , 320 x 240 Recording Resolution * Hardware Watchdog * TCP/IP LAN Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Digital  Video Recording CCTV Surveillance System Software & PCI Video Capture Card * Use with Colour or Monochrome CCTV Video Surveillance Video Cameras * Use your PC for DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING * Motion Detection with Masking * Variable Detection Sensitivity * LAN TCP/IP Remote Viewing / Recording * Captures higher resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR, PAL, TV / Video Systems.