Bosch debuts new 700 Series DVRs

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc. introduces the Divar 700 Series H.264 digital video recorders. Featuring fully-automated device discovery and assignment, built-in set-up wizards and an embedded design, system installation for the new series is 50 percent faster than traditional PC-based video recording solutions.

The 700 Series Hybrid Recorder, formerly called Divar XF, is designed for applications using a mix of analog and IP cameras. A powerful and scalable video management solution, it supports up to 16 analog cameras and 16 IP cameras. For end users with dedicated IP video applications, the 700 Series Network Recorder is an all-in-one IP video management solution containing everything to store and manage surveillance video in a single, easy-to-install box. This Network Recorder supports up to 32 H.264 IP cameras.

Both devices allow management of IP camera profiles and features, such as motion detection, within the recorders themselves, eliminating the need for configuration through a PC. The recorders’ embedded design coupled with efficient H.264 compression technology lowers the cost of ownership by reducing software maintenance requirements and decreasing storage utilization by up to 30 percent.

Customers have a variety of flexible options for storing recorded video. Four internal hard disk drives, with available RAID-4 technology, assure maximum protection of recorded video and deliver uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive failure. The drives are accessible from the front of the unit for easier servicing and to provide the flexibility to add larger-capacity disks when needed. Using the Bosch storage expansion kit, the recorders can save up to 8 terabytes of video data. Customers can also choose to further increase capacity, up to 120 terabytes, and centralize storage using network-attached iSCSI arrays that provide even greater resiliency.

Text data can be integrated with the video recorded by the 700 Series. This feature, available as a licensable option, is useful with license plate recognition systems for parking lot management and in stolen vehicle searches. Text support can also help end users reduce shrinkage and detect fraud through remote monitoring capabilities for ATM or point-of-sale transactions. The recorders also include a Smart Search feature, which saves time by searching for motion only within selected areas of the recorded video.

With real-time 4CIF recording, the 700 Series is ideal for applications where end users require a high level of detail in their surveillance images, including retail, banking, corrections, and transportation and commercial buildings.

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