December 21, 2007 -- Digital and IP video surveillance systems provider Vicon Industries Inc. announced that it has upgraded its VDR-304/308/316 series of digital video recorders.
The VDR-304 is a 4-channel unit, available with 160-, 300- and 500-GB hard drives; the VDR-308 has 8 video channels and the VDR-316 is a 16-channel unit, both with a 300-GB hard drive.
According to the company, the major improvement to the series is the incorporation of high-quality MPEG-4 video compression, for smaller file sizes and superior picture quality.
The recorders also now offer multi-channel playback and backup with a 128-channel multi-viewer. All units feature Quadplex simultaneous record, playback, backup and network streaming capabilities.
All models incorporate full D1 recording rate/resolution, a recording speed of 120 fps (real time) total for all channels, and a VGA output. In addition to playback search by alarm event, the new models can also search by a date/time calendar (via GUI).
The new DVRs also provide the added benefit of remote PC access via a network/Internet connection; live monitoring and remote playback are available via Web browser.