Sony Debuts New Network Surveillance Recorders for Multi-Camera Solutions

April 7, 2006
Ideal for Both Small and Large-scale IP Security Operations

LAS VEGAS (ISC WEST, Booth # 22063), April 5, 2006 - Adding to its security product lineup, Sony Electronics today introduced the NSR-100, NSR-50 and NSR-25 network surveillance recorders for multi-camera monitoring, recording and playback.

These recorders are suitable for a wide range of IP security applications at banks, retail outlets, transportation centers and offices.

The NSR-100 recorder has a storage capacity of 1 terabyte (or 1000 GB), while the NSR-50 recorder has a storage capacity of 500 GB. The NSR-25 recorder is preconfigured with a storage capacity of 250 GB, and its recording capacity can be expanded up to 500 GB using an optional NSBK-250 HDD Kit.

"The new NSR-series recorders allow for easy configuration and operation of Sony's network cameras," said Sean Matsuoka, marketing manager for security products at Sony Electronics. "They were designed to easily plug into any environment, large or small, without sacrificing image quality and key features necessary for efficient security."

Each offers normal, schedule or motion based recording, time/date or alarm search, audio monitoring, flexible recording/playback capability, RAID (a feature to help prevent data loss on the NSR-50 and NSR-100), alarm functions, dynamic masking, Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera control, and "Hot Spot" monitoring.

The NSR-100 recorder can support up to 64 IP cameras, the NSR-50 recorder can support up to 32, and the NSR-25 supports up to 20, providing flexibility and scalability when these units are configured in a security monitoring system.

The recorders feature simultaneous live image monitoring, recording, playback, and data export with a built-in optical media recorder. The NSR-100 recorder achieves a maximum 480 fps at 640 x 480 (VGA) resolutions, while the NSR-50 recorder supports a maximum 240 fps. The NSR-25 supports a maximum 120 fps, also, at 640 x 480 (VGA) resolutions.

Furthermore, these recorders are capable of audio recording, monitoring and playing back with G.711/G.726 compression, and can record images from analog cameras through the SNT-V704 video network station.

For remote monitoring and control, Real Shot Controller software is also provided.

The NSR-100 and NSR-50 network surveillance recorders are now available at suggested list prices of $12,000 and $7,500 respectively. The NSR-25 will be available in July with a suggested list price of $5,500.