NSBK-DH05 H.264/MPEG-4 decoder board

Oct. 18, 2012
Accelerates Display Performance

PHILADELPHIA (ASIS 2012 Booth #2000) – Sony Electronics today announced the NSBK-DH05 H.264/MPEG-4 decoder board for its NSR-500 HD Network Surveillance server. This optional display accelerator board is the perfect solution for viewing live H.264/MPEG-4 HD video via HDMI while the NSR-500 records it. It is suitable for a wide range of surveillance applications such as Banking, Education, and Retail.

The new decoder board adds significant additional utility to the NSR-500. In its standard configuration, the server is designed primarily to record, store and playback surveillance video. The live streaming video capabilities have a limited frame rate suitable for set up and testing purposes. The NSBK-DH05 adds real-time viewing of multiple cameras, allowing it to be used as the central hub of a full-function video surveillance system. The decoder is designed only for the high-efficiency H.264/MPEG-4 codec and defaults to the NSR-500’s onboard processing when set to record in JPEG.

“The NSR-500 surveillance server has proven itself as a robust, reliable, and economical way to store and review video on a full HD surveillance system, and the addition of live monitoring makes this an all-around solution,” said Mark Collett, General Manager, Sony Security Systems Division. “The NSR-500/NSBK-DH05 combination makes this an easy choice for those seeking turnkey simplicity in HD.”

Building on a Rock-Solid LINUX Platform

The NSR-500 network surveillance server is simple to setup and easy to operate and has a scalable, flexible design. The 16-camera capacity is expandable to 24 with additional licensing. Also, it is easy to add additional storage as cameras are added to a security system. It has 6-bays for internal storage for up to 12TB capacity (2TBx6) and 16TB external storage expansion possible via iSCSI interface.

The NSBK-DH05 H.264/MPEG-4 decoder board’s added live streaming capabilities can display any or all of the cameras connected to an NSR-500, up to the server’s full 16-channel capacity. The maximum decoding speeds vary depending on the number of channels supported:

Max. 60fps (30fps x 2ch) at 1,920 x 1,080 / 4Mbps
Max. 60fps (15fps x 4ch) at 1,920 x 1,080 / 4Mbps
Max. 120fps (30fps x 4ch) at 1,280 x 720 / 2Mbps
Max. 135fps (15fps x 9ch) at 1,280 x 720 / 2Mbps
Max. 270fps (30fps x 9ch) at 720 x 480 (576) / 1Mbps
Max. 240fps (15fps x 16ch) at 720 x 480 (576) / 1Mbps

The NSBK-DH05 is planned to be available in early October 2012.

Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America, based in New York, NY, is the U.S. subsidiary of Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world.

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