SPECO DVR-16IP/120 16-camera Network/Internet-ready Digital Video Recorder with 120 GB HDD
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The SPECO DVR-16IP/120 16-camera Network/Internet-ready Digital Video Recorder with 120 GB HDD combines a 16-channel multiplexer with a DVR (digital video recorder) that is Internet capable. The DVR-16IP/120 is a cost effective DVR that can store hours of video on a HDD (hard disk drive) without image degradation or tape-swapping, making it an ideal replacement for aging time-lapse VCRs. Easy to set-up and operate, the DVR-16IP/120 allows full-screen or simultaneous viewing and recording of up to 16 cameras, and is especially suited to large-scale surveillance systems involving round-the-clock security applications.

The SPECO DVR-16IP/120 utilizes Wavelit compression with five recording quality levels that allow a maximum recording resolution of 720 x 240 effective pixels, with up to 120 fps (frames-per-second) for live viewing and 60 fps for recording. This unit comes with a pre-installed, removable 120 GB HDD (hard disk drive) that is hot-swappable so it can be switched quickly without the need for rebooting, and supports HDD upgrading up to 600 GB in size. The DVR-16IP/120 features full multiplexer operation that allows you to consolidate signals from up to 16 separate cameras, priority recording for alarm triggered video, a watch-dog function that returns the DVR to any pre-power-outage stage, and multiple viewing options. This unit also features in-picture motion detection with 256 selectable levels, video loss detection, PIP (picture-in-picture) display modes, and a 2x zoom function.

The SPECO DVR-16IP/120 includes 16 BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) video inputs with 16 camera loopthrough output BNC connections, with one main monitor and one call monitor BNC output. This unit also includes an alarm input and output for connecting external devices, with an automated alarm-record function that switches from playback to record upon detected events. The DVR-16IP/120 is compatible with both the NTSC and PAL TV system formats, and features per-channel video adjustments as well as multiple time display and camera title display formats. The DVR-16IP/120 uses DDNS to allow the DVR to work with a dynamic IP address rather than requiring a static IP. This Internet-ready DVR allows the user to record and view live or recorded video, as well as configure the DVR, from any network connected computer, without requiring any special software, from anywhere in the world. This unit runs on 12-volts of DC power, and has an operating temperature of 14 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Technical Features:

  • Compression format: Wavelit, with 5 recording qualities
  • Video inputs: 16 BNC composite video with 16 BNC loopthrough connections
  • Resolution: up to 720 x 240 effective pixels
  • HDD space: one 120-GB drive (removable), capacity for up to 600 GB HDD
  • Power supply: 12-volt DC
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 17 x 4.25 inches (W x D x H)
For ongoing surveillance or monitoring across a large-scale system, the SPECO DVR-16IP/120 deserves serious consideration. Already offering large amounts of storage, this unit is upgradeable for increased storage with a removable HDD that allows you to retain years of video by cycling in new disk drives rather than overwriting old ones. As an additional option, this DVR comes with a built-in CD-RW for use in either permanent storage of video, or for quick distribution of video to security or law enforcement personnel. With a rich feature set, the DVR-16IP/120 adds valuable functionality across your surveillance system, and does so as a stand-alone unit that is not dependant-upon a PC or laptop.

About Digital Video Recorders
A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) takes video signals from security cameras and converts the video stream into a digital format for storage on an internal hard drive. A DVR also provides a user interface to remotely manage many functions of the video files and cameras, including motion detection and pan/tilt/zoom features. At a minimum, a DVR should allow multiple users to view multiple cameras remotely. Effective video compression is one of the most important considerations when looking at DVRs. The most common video compression formats used in video surveillance are M-JPEG and MPEG-4. While proprietary compression technologies may provide superior quality, their lack of compatibility with Windows-based operating systems may become an issue for archival purposes. Issues of frame rate, resolution, disk size, motion detection, compression ratio, and camera noise all affect the storage capacity of a video surveillance system. High resolution is ideal to capture details, while high frame rates are needed to capture events. Frame rates of less than 20 fps tend to be jerky, while rates of 20 - 30 fps can be adequate for most surveillance needs.

What's in the Box
DVR-16IP/120 digital video recorder, power adapter and code, HDD keys, hardware for second HDD, rack mount brackets, alarm interface board, blank CD-RW disc, CD-ROM (software and documentation), and user's manual.

  • System combines 16-channel multiplexer with a network-ready digital video recorder
  • Includes one hot-swappable 120 GB HDD with support for up to a 600 GB HDD
  • Allows simultaneous viewing and recording of up to 16 cameras
  • Features motion and video loss detection, and PIP and 2x zoom display modes
  • System allows access to live or recorded video, as well as configure DVR, from anywhere in the world