QNAP announces new 16-channel, rack mounted NVR

New VioStor model features intelligent video analytics, auto cruising and digital watermark


Taipei, Taiwan, August 17, 2009 - QNAP Security, a world class manufacturer of PC-less Network Video Recorder solutions for the corporate security/surveillance market, today announced a new addition to its popular VioStor line of Network Video Recorders (NVR). The VS-4016U-RP VioStor NVR is a high performance video surveillance system that can simultaneously record video from up to 16 IP cameras on the network and is an ideal solution for a medium/large office building, shopping mall, or manufacturing facility where rack mounting is desirable. The embedded surveillance system allows each channel of video recording to have it own monitoring parameters including continuous recording, motion detection recording, time-scheduled recording, alarm recording, and even pre-alarm and post-alarm recording. The intelligent video analytics (IVA) allows for foreign object detection, object removal detection, and camera out-of-focus or obstruction. Though it is very sophisticated, the VS-4016U-RP is easy for facility security personnel to configure and monitor. Security personnel can easily search the video logs by date/time, motion event, video analytics, or timeline.

The VS-4016U-RP incorporates four (4) hot-swappable hard drives (not included) with up to 8TB of total video recording capacity and includes high performance RAID 0/1/5/6/5+ Spare support capable of recording from up to 8-Megapixel IP cameras for recording video in M-JPEG, MPEG-4, MxPEG and H.264 formats. The VS-4016U-RP is inherently reliable, incorporating a redundant power supply that kicks in if the other should fail, and includes 2 Gigabit LAN ports with fail-over and load balancing support that provides redundant network connectivity. Because the VioStor does not utilize a PC (which are prone to hacker attacks), the VS-4016U-RP is extremely energy efficient and cost effective.

The VS-4016U-RP comes with QNAP's latest firmware version 3.1.0 which adds a number of significant new features including intelligent video analytics (IVA), digital watermarking of video files, auto cruising, and SMS & emails alerts. The new firmware also offers scalability, allowing multi-server monitoring for up to 120-channels of video surveillance monitoring from multiple QNAP VioStor servers connecting an entire enterprise together. The new firmware also supports almost 400 camera models of 25 popular network camera brands, including AXIS, ACTi, Arecont, Canon, Cisco, D-Link, EDIMAX, ELMO, EtroVision, GANZ, iPUX, IQeye, LevelOne, Linksys, MOBOTIX, Messoa, Panasonic BB/ BL/ i-Pro, SANYO, SONY, TOSHIBA, TRENDnet, TOA, VIVOTEK, and Y-CAM.

'We are very excited to introduce the VS-4016U-RP and the new 3.1.0 firmware', says Jacky Cheng, Product Manager of QNAP Security. 'We continually strive to provide truly outstanding surveillance solutions to secure the life and property of our customers. We believe the VS-4016U-RP and the enhancements of the new firmware are a perfect example of QNAP's commitment to this objective.'

The new firmware version 3.1.0 is applicable to the entire VioStor NVR series and can be downloaded and installed at no charge for current owners of VioStor NVR systems. For more information, please visit www.qnapsecurity.com