Arecont Vision Releases Its First-Ever NVR, New 4K Camera

Arecont Vision made a pair of product announcements at Intersec Dubai, unveiling its first-ever NVR and a new MegaDome 4K security camera.

DUBAI, UAE —  Arecont Vision, an industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces the availability of its NVR all-in-one network video recorder series.

Best known for its megapixel cameras, the NVR series marks the company’s first hardware product that is not a security camera.

Arecont’s NVR offers the choice of eight- or 16-channel models (one channel = one camera sensor), each with built-in PoE network switch, customer-replaceable hard drives and Arecont Vision GUI interface.

The company says Smart Plug-and-Play technology simplifies setup with both Auto Discover and Auto Configuration, and camera licenses are included for a complete all-in-one solution.

“Customers have increasingly requested that Arecont Vision provide them with a NVR platform for their small to mid-sized project requirements,” says Brad Donaldson, vice president of product development, Arecont Vision. “The new AV NVR will address those specific needs, while our ongoing integration with the industry’s leading hardware and software providers will continue for customer projects of all sizes.”

The eight-channel AV800 model offers up to 10MP resolution recording per sensor, including 4K resolution and 40MP panoramic cameras. The AV1600 offers 16 channels and up to 5MP resolution recording per sensor.

Both AV800 and AV1600 NVR models offer H.264, H.265 and MJPEG compression. Arecont Vision SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology is said to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality.

“The AV800 could be configured any number of ways to support project requirements for single and multisensor cameras,” says Donaldson. “For example, an AV800 could support four MicroDome 5MP single sensor cameras (four-channels), and a SurroundVideo panoramic or Omni multisensor camera (four channels), for a total count of eight-channels. Or six MegaDome 3MP single sensor cameras for six channels and two MegaView 5MP single sensor cameras for a final two channels. The AV1600 could be configured up to 16 channels in the same manner, using a variety of Arecont Vision camera choices.”

WD Purple Surveillance Hard Drives from Western Digital are included in with-drive configurations. No-drive configurations are available for customers wishing to install their own hard disk drives within Arecont Vision recommendations.

A free mobile app is available for remote viewing and playback as well as a 3-year Arecont Vision warranty. ONVIF type S cameras are also supported.

Arecont Vision MegaDome UltraHD Camera

Arecont Vision MegaDome UltraHD security Camera.

Arecont has also unveiled the newest member of its MegaDome camera series,  the MegaDome UltraHD.

“The MegaDome family continues to lead the dome camera segment with the many features and capabilities built into this installer-friendly camera series that our customers have come to expect,” says Donaldson. “The new MegaDome UltraHD adds Tri-Mode capability, offering the user the choice of 12MP at 20fps, 4K at 30fps, or 1080p at 60fps, enabling delivery of outstanding video for a wide range of requirements.”

The camera includes the following features:

  • IP66 environmental-rated and IK-10 impact-resistant housing
  • Integrated IR LEDs with adjustable beam angle and LED intensity
  • SDHC onboard storage card slot
  • Mechanical IR cut filter
  • Wide dynamic range (WDR), NightView low light technology and binning mode for low light performance
  • SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology for reduced bandwidth without impacting image quality
  • Dual encoder H.264/MJPEG capabilities
  • Privacy mask, motion detection, flexible cropping, bit rate control, multi-streaming, multicasting, forensic viewing, and non-integer scaling

The camera offers network protocols for security and management including SNMP, HTTPS, 802.1x, IPv4 and DHCP.  Power requirements are met entirely via PoE (Power over Ethernet) or optionally via 12-24V DC.

Like all Arecont cameras, the MegaDome UltraHD includes the company’s in-house developed Massively Parallel Image Processing (MPIP) architecture, leveraging a built-in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) integrated circuit.

The architecture enables Arecont Vision cameras to be field upgraded with new advanced features and capabilities as they become available, while providing unmatched cybersecurity capabilities, according to the company.

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