American Dynamics introduces hybrid digital video recorder

Westford, MA – March 24, 2010 - American Dynamics, part of Tyco Security Products, today introduced HDVR, one of the industry’s few hybrid digital video recorders to support H.264 compression on analog and IP cameras.

HDVR provides customers the benefit of deploying both analog and IP cameras from a single platform in addition to providing investment protection for those customers who want to transition to IP cameras in the future.  HDVR supports a long list of IP cameras, both standard resolution and megapixel. Customers can easily and cost-effectively add IP camera licenses to support future expansion.

"The transition to a complete IP security infrastructure is a multi-year process for many of our customers,” said Warren Brown, director of product management for American Dynamics solutions. “There are definite benefits to implementing IP cameras in certain parts of a facility and analog in others. HDVR allows us to protect the investment our customers have already made in analog cameras, but who may want to add IP cameras in strategic locations.”

HDVR offers customers an extremely intuitive Graphical User interface (GUI) making it very easy to view and search video and to configure both analog and IP cameras. A common client allows users to connect to multiple HDVR servers, creating a scalable network.

HDVR supports H.264 and MJPEG compression on analog cameras and H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG on IP cameras, providing customers with exceptional video quality and superior storage capabilities. A unique removable BNC interface makes maintenance virtually pain-free while providing the performance and reliability of fully integrated solutions; technicians can simply remove the plate, leaving all BNCs intact and limiting disruption of service.

HDVR is available through American Dynamics’ worldwide channel of integrators.