i-PRO’s New NU-Series of NVRs Makes AI Accessible for Smaller Spaces, Businesses

i-PRO has announced its NDAA-compliant NU-Series of NVRs. The new products offer features such as AI analytics and high storage capabilities.

TOKYO — i-PRO Co., a global manufacturer of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, announces its new NU-Series network video recorders (NVR).

The company says that its latest products are NDAA compliant with intel CPUs, and i-PRO states the new models are the successors to its NX100 and NX200 models. i-PRO offers the new NU-Series in a choice of four, eight, and 16 channel configurations with in-built PoE(+) power and slim form factors for easy installation.

“i-PRO’s first NU-Series NVRs provide an easy to deploy all-in-one security solution,” comments Gerard Figols, president of i-PRO EMEA. “Banks, Gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants — any small-footprint location that needs constant surveillance can create an end-to-end, highly cybersecure ecosystem and access the power of AI while continuing to use existing equipment. We look forward to working with our partners to bring this capability and convenience to customers.”

i-PRO explains the NU-Series of products were developed with a focus on creating plug-and-play recording options for smaller businesses. The NU-NVRs work with i-PRO’s or any other manufacturer’s cameras, and the products only need to be plugged into an HDMI monitor to begin security operations. The new line also provides AI-based analytics to small and medium businesses that are flexible enough to suit many uses.

According to the company, organizations seeking simple and accurate AI-based analytics such as human and vehicle object detection (AI-VMD) can eliminate the need for a PC, as the NU Series NVRs can receive alarm notifications and provide playback without additional hardware or software.

i-PRO notes that more powerful analytics for complex uses can be achieved with i-PRO Active Guard, in combination with a PC and WV-ASM300 management software. This combined solution proactively notifies users of important events and/or creates detailed forensic searches utilizing up to 98 unique search and filter attributes between images of people and vehicles collected from i-PRO AI cameras.

i-PRO NU-Series of NVRs Feature Highlights

i-PRO emphasizes the NU-series NVRs offer increased situational awareness in environment that includes remote locations which operators can access via a secure browser interface or via smartphone using the i-PRO Mobile App.

Here are some more features of the new NU-Series of NVRs cited by the company:

Built-in PoE+ switch: The NU-Series can power up to 16 channels with a built-in PoE+ switch, eliminating the need to purchase a separate switch. The NU NVRs with PoE+ can supply power and enable data communication to the connected cameras via a single cable.

Easy installation: The slim design of the NU-Series enables them to be installed directly on a wall, hanging horizontally or vertically, under a desk or in other small spots. No storage racks are required. Also, the NU-series have tool-less structure for HDD kitting.

10x more storage than comparable NVRs: The i-PRO NU-series can support up to 20TB capacity per HDD unit, enabling system construction with high capacity (up to 20TB to 40TB), depending on the model. The 20TB HDD offers a longer retention window than most mid-range recorders the company boasts, which typically store in the two-to-four TB range. Having a longer retention window allows for more footage to be available for a longer look-back window for potential investigations.

Integration With i-PRO AI products: The NU-Series can support several AI applications and receive alarm notification and playback without a PC and video management software. All models include integrated support for i-PRO AI applications including AI-VMD, AI non-mask detection, AI occupancy detection and AI Privacy Guard. It is also fully compatible with the i-PRO Active Guard intelligent search application.

High security: i-PRO asserts that its latest product line offers the highest level of cybersecurity protection available and every model of the NU-Series comes with a GlobalSign certificate pre-installed. The FIPS 140-2 level 3 Certified Secure Element guarantees customers using i-PRO NVRs with i-PRO cameras have end-to-end security in line with compliance specifications. The new NU-Series range is fully NDAA compliant.

High Connectivity: With RTSP protocol and ONVIF connection, NU-series can be connected with a range of camera brands.

Model configurations:

  • Model NU301 supports 16 camera registrations, 16 PoE+ ports, two HDD slots with RAID1
  • Model NU300 supports 16 camera registrations, eight PoE+ ports, and one HDD slot
  • Model NU201 supports eight camera registrations, eight PoE+ ports, and one HDD slot
  • Model NU101 supports four camera registrations, four PoE+ ports, and one HDD slot

All models include Intel CPU, two HDMI outputs, and FIPS 140-2 level 3 certified secure element for cybersecurity.

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