QNAP announces ONVIF-compliant NVR firmware upgrade

Wide range of ONVIF-compliant cameras are now supported by company’s Viostor NVR


Qnap Security, the premium Linux-based and PC-less NVR solution provider, today announces its ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliant firmware 3.3.1 from Viostor Network Video Recorder, which enables users to select among a wide range of IP cameras and video servers; more than 1,000 models including most professional brands.

The firmware version 3.3.1, includes such new functions as the "Auto video snapshot savings" and the "Specific channel remote setting" which will enable users at different management levels to easily access significant records which they have prioritized. In addition to the Viostor NVR series, the Viostor PRO series enhances its settings for local display and live view with the full HD monitoring of IP cameras over the network becoming a truly plug-and-play experience.

"A significant increase has been seen in the use of ONVIF-Conformant devices in 2010 and that is why Qnap Viostor NVR is going forth and becoming highly compatible with these 400 models. Viostor NVR users can now easily connect with standardized ONVIF network devices to expand their variety of choices," said Andrew Yu, Product Manager from QNAP. "In addition, Viostor NVR series is spreading its network accommodation to 1,000 devices from 38 brands, which represents the first and only Linux-based Standalone while providing the most flexibility." The Full HD Linux-embedded NVR Viostor PRO series stands far ahead and is unique. With the firmware version 3.3.1, users simply plug a VGA/TV monitor and USB-driven mouse with neither complex settings nor extra software installations needed in order to receive live/recorded videos.

Furthermore, audio and visual camera PTZ functions become accessible through the sound cards and joystick USB connections to Viostor PRO series. This type of appliance is widely used within retail and chain stores.

Another new feature appearing in Viostor NVR live view is “auto video snapshot savings”. This allows for scheduled and specifically timed snapshots and is especially advantageous for Eco Observers spending a long time watching and waiting for their subject, or for users who need additional recorded images. To ensure data protection, the administrator is authorized to save snapshots to a designated remote or local server.

Viostor NVR also supports abundant features such as 128-channel monitoring from multiple NVR servers without installing additional PC software, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for faster video retrieval, generic IP camera integration by JPEG CGI command, digital watermarking, advanced event management, email and SMS alert, online RAID capacity expansion, and online RAID level migration. For the firmware download and further information, please visit http://www.qnapsecurity.com/download.asp.

For Viostor NVR demo video please go to http://www.qnapsecurity.com/App_Video04.asp