Panasonic releases new DVR

WJ-HD716 DVR series provides advanced performance, cost efficiencies


Secaucus, NJ (February 22, 2010) − Advances in analog camera technology have created a need for similarly advanced digital recording devices and Panasonic is leading the way with the WJ-HD716 DVR series (digital video recorder). The 16-channel real-time DVR takes advantage of the improved performance of many of today’s cameras with state of the art technology including simultaneous high quality H.264 compression and encoding, and real-time field recording of 480 images per second (ips) and frame recording of 240 ips.

"The WJ-HD716 DVR brings advanced performance and cost efficiencies to a wide range of users and enables them to realize the benefits of a digital format with minimal changes to their existing analog system," said John Centofanti, Regional Sales Manager, Panasonic System Networks Company. "This is a critical point in an industry that is still heavily embedded with analog systems."

The WJ-HD716 is designed with features that are usually only found in hybrid or network recording devices, including Panasonic’s proprietary UniPhier System LSI Platform for real-time recording of up to 16 analog cameras and intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) with Super Dynamic 5 Link (SD5Link) to share metadata information between cameras and the recorder for advanced motion detection processing and alarm handling. In addition, remote monitoring is available from Internet Explorer® or with the Panasonic WV-ASM100 Management Software.

Dual HDMI video outputs ensure that viewing can be optimized on HD monitors and two HDMI interfaces support dual 1080i (1920 x 1080) displays. For added viewing flexibility, screen displays can be configured in 4 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 12 / 16 split screen mode.

The WJ-HD716 is equipped with four front panel accessible hard disk drive (HDD) slots, with an expansion capacity of up to 31 HDD slots. An optional WJ-HDB601 RAID Board is also available for RAID5/6 redundant recording requirements. Recorded images can be copied using the built-in SD/SDHC memory card slot or with an optional DVD drive. The SD/SDHC memory card can also be used for transmitting set up data.

Up to eight users can simultaneously operate the recorder via a network connection, with a maximum of 32 registrations.

Also offered by Panasonic is the WJ-HD616 16-Channel H.264 DVR series that provides 240 ips (field) and 120 ips (frame) recording. Like the WJ-HD716, the unit features 16 analog video inputs, eight coax camera control inputs and four audio inputs.

For more information, contact Panasonic by calling toll free
1-866-PAN-CCTV (1-866-726-2288) or visiting www.panasonic.com/security.