Philips VS8394/14T Color Multiplexer Monitor with 4 Cameras
 
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Product Description

"14"" Color Observation System with Built-In Eight Channel Multiplexer"

The Philips VS8394/14T Color Multiplexer Monitor with 4 Cameras provides convenience, versatility, and quality in a robust and complete system. This system allows you to view up to eight camera locations in real-time in various display modes, such as full-screen, four simultaneously in quad or up to eight-at-once in a three-by-three matrix. The included four cameras have automatic picture adjustments, and built-in motion-sensing functions so you won't miss any action. Rich with features such as the ability to record all eight cameras in full-screen while viewing up to eight cameras simultaneously, the Philips VS8394/14T is a complete, self-contained observation solution perfect for everything from home or business security applications, to small- to medium-sized commercial enterprises.

The VS8394/14T's 14-inch color monitor can be operated via its built-in main panel or via a remote control. With a built-in multiplexer, this monitor includes eight camera inputs complete with one-way audio, and one slave-monitor output, as well as supporting two-way audio with the addition a Philips VS79015T intercom box. Also included are an alarm output, a BNC video and RCA audio output for connecting external devices. The VS8394/14T's monitor features support for remote door opening with a snapshot feature for viewing visitors, automatic pop-up of alarm-triggered camera feeds, and event replay with pre- and post-alarm images. This unit also features an intuitive user interface for hassle free installation and operation. Multi-voltage compatible, the VS8394/14T's monitor runs on 100 to 240-volts of AC power, achieves horizontal resolution of 290 TVL (TV lines) in NTSC, and has an operating temperature of 5 to 45 degrees Celsius.

The four cameras that come with the Philips VS8394/14T are Philips VC7C1305Ts that utilize 0.25-inch color CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensors with three-millimeter fixed lenses. The VC71305Ts achieve a resolution of 320 horizontal TVL (TV lines) with 510 by 492 effective pixels using the NTSC system. These units can receive a picture at a minimum illumination of two Lux, and use four-pole RJ11E connections for single-cable transmission of video, audio, power and communication. The VC7C1305T cameras feature automatic gain control, white balance and backlight compensation, as well as electronic shutters with speeds ranging from 1/50 to 1/100,000 of a second. These cameras also feature video motion detection (with selectable area and sensitivity), automatic cable-length compensation and an adjustable field of view. The VC7C1305Ts have built-in Electret microphones for audio out, run on 24-volts DC power, and have operating temperature-ranges of -10 to 45 degrees Celsius.

Technical Features:

  • Camera lenses: 3 mm fixed-focus
  • Image sensor: 0.25-inch color CCD
  • Resolution: monitor 290 TVL in NTSC, cameras 320 TVL with 510 x 492 pixels
  • Operating temperature: -10 to 45 degrees Celsius for cameras; 5 to 45 degrees Celsius for monitor
  • Monitor dimensions: 19.2 x 18.9 x 17.4 inches (W x D x H)
  • Camera dimensions: 2.9 x 2.6 x 2.8 inches (W x D x H)
Designed primarily for indoor use, the Philips VS8394/14T offers you everything you need in a security surveillance system. This system is intended for use with a professional security recorder, such as a time-lapse VCR or a DVR, in order to take advantage of its recording functionality. The maximum distance cameras can be from the monitor is 600 feet regularly, or 900 feet with the addition of an interface box. Users should note that the CCD image sensors in the cameras may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the cameras should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

Features:
  • 14-inch color monitor with integrated full-duplex 8-camera multiplexer
  • Includes four 0.25-inch color CCD image sensor cameras with connecting cables
  • System allows viewing of up to eight camera feeds at once while simultaneously recording each in full-screen
  • Cameras feature video motion-detection and built-in microphones for listen in audio
  • Monitor features event replay with pre- and post-alarm images