Lanner releases two mini H.264 video servers

Jan. 13, 2009
VS-F120, VS-F710 designed for IP, analog surveillance applications

(Taipei, Taiwan – January 13, 2008) Lanner Electronics today announced the release of two new compact video server platforms with hardware H.264 compression, network connectivity and central management software. Measuring only 40mm in height, the Lanner VS-F120 and VS-F710 video servers are designed for IP surveillance systems and other applications where analog video is compressed and transmitted over a network.

The VS-F120 is a single-port video server that provides one-channel analog input and H.264/AVC compression, while the VS-F710 provides four-channel analog video input. Both systems include Lanner’s reference surveillance management software, EyeShot 1000, and both support Power over Ethernet (POE).

"These two compact video servers provide amazing performance at such a small size," said Herman Chen, Product Manager, Lanner Video Communications. "The H.264 AVC standard has created all kinds of new possibilities for video by providing high resolution and visual quality with low file size and minimal bandwidth consumption. With the Lanner VS-F120 and VS-F710, Lanner has designed a pair of versatile network video platforms that can be installed just about anywhere. Their small size makes them perfect for building small-scale surveillance systems with only a few cameras, or expanding coverage for an existing video surveillance system. They can also serve as platforms for many other non-surveillance applications such as factory automation, video broadcasting, online education or traffic monitoring," he said.

The VS-F120 is a full-featured IP video server measuring 100 x 111 x 40 mm that captures an analog signal and compresses it in H.264/AVC format for network delivery. It provides one BNC connector for analog video input and one audio jack for audio encoding, and one RJ-45 LAN port for network connectivity. It also includes DC power input, alarm input and alarm out, RS-485 alarm relay and sensor output, S-Video Out and one-button factory default reset.

The Lanner VS-F710 is slightly wider than the VS-F120 and provides four analog video inputs and one video looping output, audio in/out, LCPM and MPEG-2 AAC audio compression, WAN port, RS-485 alarm relay and sensor output terminals.

Both small form factor video servers include hardware H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 part 10) encoding to provide up to full D1 resolution video for both NTSC and PAL formats with reduced file size and network bandwidth consumption. Both also come with Lanner’s new EyeShot 1000 central management software, a Windows XP-compatible software platform that provides tools for managing and viewing multiple video streams in real-time, video file and storage management, PTZ control, alarm relay and sensor output and motion detection features.

The Lanner VS-F120 and VS-F710 are available for sample orders immediately. For more information, contact a Lanner sales representative at or visit us on the web at