8 Camera DVR expandable to 16 Cameras PC based Digital
Video Recorder with TCP/IP LAN Remote View - Dial-Out Paging * Web Server
Function * Event Center Multi-Site Monitoring Application * 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 * Automatic Dial-Out to: Pager -
Telephone - Mobile Telephone * DVR (Digital Video Recorder) captures higher
resolution images than conventional Quad & VHS VCR. Suitable for EIA, NTSC, CCIR,
PAL, TV / Video Systems.
PC-DVR-X8E16 8 Camera PCI Card & Software on CD ROM
X8E16/Exp9~16 (8 Camera 4 Chip PCI Expansion Card)
Camera PCI Capture Card, Software & User Manual on CD ROM
Security Video Recorder
for: Windows 2000 - Windows XP
8 Camera PC Digital Video Recording
Surveillance System with Automatic Dial-Out Paging & LAN TCP/IP Remote View
8 Camera 4 Chip up to 10 ips per-Camera
Expandable to 16 Cameras
User configurable M-JPEG
Video Compression to balance Quality against File-Size.
Simultaneous Recording *
Display/Playback * Remote LAN TCP/IP View/Playback/Recording.
Continuous &/or Event
Recording with 7 day Schedule (15 minute increments).
1 ~ 16 Camera Event
Recording using Motion Detection &/or 4 Alarm inputs per Card with:- Audible
Warning/Announcement, e-mail notification with 7 day Schedule, Telephone
notification with 7 day Schedule, Mobile Telephone notification with 7 day
Schedule, switching of 1 of 3 Alarm Relay Outputs per Card.
Motion Detection with user
configurable Capture Rate, Masking, Sensitivity & Switching of 1 of 3 Alarm
Relay Outputs per Card.
Event Center Application
for automatic Pop-Up Remote Monitoring of Multiple PC Systems.
Automatic notification of
an Event to Telephone * e-mail * IP "Event Center".
Remote View via LAN TCP/IP
using Internet Explorer Browser.
First-Out overwriting of oldest files, user configurable.
Multiple Hard Disk Drives
may be allocated for Storage.
parameters for each Camera: Title/Name, Motion Detection Masks, Motion
Detection Sensitivity, Motion Detection Capture Rate, Image
Brightness/Contrast/Colour, Audible Warning/Announcement, Scheduled Sequential
Recording, Scheduled Motion Detection Recording, Remote Viewing/Playback
authorisation, Continuous Recording Capture Rate, etc.
Fully Expanded 16 Camera
system is capable of up to 10 images per second per Camera (total 160 images
Up to 10 X simultaneous
Playback of 1 ~ 16 Cameras with Pause/Step VCR-like functions & Event log with
Full-Screen Display of all
or any Camera in Monitoring / Recording / Playback modes.
Local & Remote Control of
Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus with preset Positions for 1 ~ 8 Cameras via Com Port
Compatible PC Digital Video Recording Surveillance System for colour or
monochrome Video Cameras, Record & Display or Playback simultaneously on Local
or Remote LAN TCP/IP PC.
&/or Remote LAN TCP/IP Video Recording of 1 to 8 Cameras, expandable to 16
Cameras with additional Capture Card.
Scheduled 7 day Continuous &/or Scheduled 7 day Event Recording Modes,
independently configurable for each Camera.
changes are detected to trigger Motion Event recording, multiple
Masking/Detection Zones for each Camera, adjustable Sensitivity setting for each
Camera, choice of 1 of 3 Alarm Relay outputs per Card to control
Lights/Siren/Strobe/Door Opener/Lock/etc, independently configurable for each
Log with Date, Camera, Motion Event, Sensor Event, System Event search
Playback speeds with VCR like Pause, Play and Image by Image stepping functions,
Snapshots may be saved as BMP file or printed.
Clips may be saved as AVI or Images as BMP or JPEG files and viewed 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,
on multiple Hard Disk Drives on host PC, oldest files are overwritten on a
First-In First-Out (FIFO) basis to avoid loss of current surveillance
Monitoring &/or Playback during recording on local PC or Remote LAN TCP/IP PC.
Automatic Notification in Event mode - Dial-Out to Telephone, LAN TCP/IP to
"Event Center", e-mail.
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, user configurable font, size and colour.
Rate up to 10 images-per-second per-Camera, capture rate is dependent on PC
Hardware, Operating System, number of Cameras, number of Cameras being recorded,
image content, compression and other running tasks such as Remote View,
Dial-Out, Playback, etc.
Comprehensive Multi-Level Password Protection for most functions.
Compression usser adjustable to balance File Size against Image Quality.
Capacity 10 080 000 Images with 80 GigaByte HDD @ maximum Image Quality setting
in Continuous Recording Mode, even greater capacity with higher image
storage information below includes Data from an operating system.
For comparison, the image capacity of a VCR with 3 hour tape is just 540 000
images (50 fields per seconds x 3 600 seconds x 3 hours).
Remote Control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus with preset Positions for 1 ~ 16 Cameras
via Com Port 1/2/3/4. Currently supports SONY D30/31 Speed Dome, ChipER CPT -
L9KRP/RP Receiver, DYNAC D7720 Serial Speed Dome, Lilin PIH-7000 Serial Speed
Dome, Lilin PIH-1016 Receiver, QuanXin Receiver, TECHCity Receiver, EEKU SUB(W)-7362/7562
Higher-Resolution, Lower-Noise, Deterioration-Free and more consistent than
possible with a Quad and VHS VCR.
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
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.
Conexant Fusion 878A (Bt878 BrookTree) Video Capture & Hint HB1 PCI-PCI Bridge
Compatible with CCIR/PAL (Australia - UK) EIA/NTSC (USA - Japan) TV systems.
8 standard composite video (AV) 75 ohm inputs via BNC sockets.
Alarm Inputs (4 per Card) & Outputs via DB15 socket.
read User Notes.
Lapse Continuous and Event (Motion Detection &/or Alarm input 4 per card)
recording modes with separate Timer Schedules for each mode, individually
configurable for each Camera.
Detection recording mode with Masking and adjustable Sensitivity to trigger
recording when image changes are detected, individually configurable for each
Detection mode includes Automatic Dial-Out to Telephone, Mobile Telephone &/or
e-mail or Event Center notification.
Detection mode eliminates tedious and unproductive visual monitoring, the system
may be configured to play a standard or custom audio file associated with each
camera when motion is detected. User's attention to activity in areas under
surveillance may be announced by PC Sound System ie: "Movement in Car Park" -
"Movement in Cash Room / Safe" - etc - etc.
access to images on PC running Surveillance System via LAN TCP/IP.
Camera can be configured with its own Continuous and/or Event Recording
Schedule, Sensitivity, Masking/Detection Areas, Audible Alarm sound file,
allows user to define Detection Areas where image changes will be detected,
multiple detection areas may be defined anywhere on image, individually
configurable for each Camera.
Recordings may be stored on one or more Hard Disk Drive(s).
Recyclable data storage, system automatically overwrites oldest files to avoid
loss of current surveillance recordings, user configurable value to overwrite
files when disk space is below a certain value and user configurable deleted
block size, eliminates the need to regularly review and delete recordings.
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.
Playback any image may be selected and printed.
Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily copied and archived to Floppy
Disc, CD ROM, DVD, removable Tape or HDD, etc.
Video Clips, BMP and JPEG files may be easily and quickly distributed via e-mail
or LAN for viewing by Police, Security Personnel, etc.
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
Sequential capture and analysis (in Motion Detection mode) of images from each
input at 320 x 240 resolution.
* 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
320 (H) x 240 (V) per camera = 76 800 pixels.
VHS Time-Lapse VCR: Field Recording ~ 160 x ~ 144 per camera = 23 040
pixels, 70% less data. (VHS VCR resolution ~ 320 horizontal pixels x 288 scan
Pentium 1 GHz minimum, Celeron not recommended. (For maximum Capture
rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 or better)
Motherboard: Intel AGP/PCI CPU Chipset.
RAM: 256 MB or better recommended. (For maximum
Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 512 MB or
HDD: 66 ATA or better recommended. (For maximum
Capture rate &/or Multiple Cards we recommend 100/133 UDMA
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 - any of following: 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 Cards may be okay for Main Windows however some Set-Up menus
may not display correctly. Following EXPENSIVE High-End Cards are also suitable:
Compaq Nvidia Quadro4 750XGL G, Compaq Wildcat III 6110 128 MB, Nvidia
Quadro4 900XGL 128 MB DD, Nvidia Quadro4 550XGL 64 MB DDR, these do not offer
any significant advantage over above modestly priced Cards.
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)
One PCI Slot for each Card.
Windows 2000 - Windows XP with latest Updates installed. WINDOWS XP
Up to 8 'per Card' with standard 75 ohm impedance composite video output,
CCIR or EIA monochrome or PAL or
NTSC colour. Reliable recording is usually not possible with a mix of monochrome
& colour cameras, with multiple Cards it may be possible to use monochrome
cameras on one card and colour on another.
CCIR = Australian / European
Monochrome TV System
PAL = Australian / European Colour TV System
EIA = USA / Japan Monochrome TV System
NTSC = USA / Japan Color TV System
Disk requirements are impossible to accurately specify due to the numerous
variables involved, these variables include: Image Compression - Capture Rate
(Images-per-Second) - PC Speed/Performance - 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).
guide following information is from a related PC-DVR-X4E8 (4 Camera) system
consisting of: XP Professional OS, Intel D850GB Motherboard, Pentium 1.7 GHz
CPU, 512 MB RAM, NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 (32 MB) VGA Card & 10 GB ATA 66 HDD.
settings were: Compression = Minimum (Best Image Quality), Capture Rate = ~ 10
ips per Camera, Recording Mode = Continuous, Signal Source = Off-Air PAL
Television, Cameras = 4.
are written to the HDD in 5 minute blocks, files ranged in size from 96 MB to
265 MB (total 40 images per second).
file sizes are larger than likely to be encountered in a typical CCTV
Surveillance situation, the Off-Air TV Source provided 4 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
on above file sizes around 70 hours of storage is possible with a single 80
GB HDD that costs around $169 (@ 2/05/03).
single 80 GB HDD can store 10 + MILLION IMAGES - A Time Lapse VCR in 24 hour
mode with 3 hour tape stores only 540 000 images.
(40 images per second) x (3 600 seconds) x (70 hours) = 10 080 000 images. VHS
VCR: (5.5 fields per second) x (3 600 seconds) x (27.2 hours) = 540 000 fields.
could be extended to WEEKS or MONTHS with Larger &/or multiple Hard Disk Drives,
&/or reduced Capture Rate, &/or greater Image Compression, &/or Event recording.
is no direct relationship between the number of images and file size, this is
variable and depends on image to image changes, this data from our test platform
is presented as a guide only, actual results in each situation will vary
considerably due to the numerous variables involved.