*** Version 3.012D
unsupported Software Functions - Hardware/Operating System requirements: Multiple
resizable Video Windows.
Recording Resolution: 320 x 240, 640 x 480. Windows XP / Vista
Professional. Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
or Higher for 4 Camera ONE Card. Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
or Higher for 8 Camera TWO Cards. Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
or Higher for 16 Camera FOUR Cards. 512 MB
SDRAM / DDR RAM or Higher. MPEG-4 Compression. Object Counting. Video Loss Detection. System Log. Support Dynamic IP
address. Pre-Motion Recording. Event Search. SMS Alerts. Remote Live Monitoring. Web Server. IE Browser Remote View. IP Multicast. Remote Playback. WinCE PDA. Modem Server. Multi-Server link. Language Support :
English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese. Planned Update: Hybrid
support to allow a combination of some Axis/GoVideo TCP/IP
Cameras/Servers and Composite Video Cameras.
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.
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
PCI-8xIO Card'. Motion Detection with
user configurable Masking, Sensitivity & Switching of 8 Alarm outputs
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
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,
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
* 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
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)
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 .
Windows 2000 - Windows XP (NOT compatible with XP Home) with latest Updates installed. WINDOWS XP Recommended
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.
Use an On-Line
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.
The quality of the original BMP images has suffered from conversion to JPEG format necessary for 'quick display' via www.
Above resized 100% vertically for comparative purposes.
Above resized 100% for comparative purposes.
640 x 240 image prior to resizing 100% vertically.