Medius Hybrid DVR/NVR Convertible Tower or Rack Mount Server, CIF-4CIF Res w/ Sync. Audio PLUS 32 IP Video
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You don't have to settle for standard MPEG-4 any longer!
WECU Surveillance.com offers an extensive line of PC based Digital Video and Network Video Hybrid recorders (more than 35 models). The Medius Series is available in a Tower or Rack/Pedestal chassis. Each Medius series server supports up to 64 channels of full motion video recording with perfectly synchronized audio.
Designed with mission critical applications in mind, video data can be optionally synchronized to operational events to within .0001 sec. Medius supports analog and IP video enabling video sources to be in the same building or anywhere in the world. When 64 cameras are not enough simply add more recorders and seamlessly connect to dozens, hundreds or thousands of cameras with our CONCERT Client software.
- 1 to 64 Audio/Video Channels, comprising of 4 to 64 analog audio/video channels and/or up to 32 IP channels – A True Hybrid DVR / NVR solution
- From QCIF to 4CIF Analog Video Resolution
- From QCIF to 1600x1200 pixel IP Video
- 1/16th to 30 frames per second recording (up to 1920fps in 64 Ch systems)
- The MEDUIS Series supports over 18 different PTZ Camera protocols
- POS Interface with several POS systems and Access Control systems
- Operators and administrators can be notified of events through E-mail/SMS on alarm, E-mail with attached images, play audio files, pop-up video on alarm (local or remote), trigger external relays connected to any device (lights, sirens, etc).
- Optional Redundant hot-swap power supplies
- Optional JBOD or RAID 5, up to 8,000 GB internal video data storage
- Virtually unlimited external video data storage
- Video Matrix Analog wall supported up to 20 monitors
Common components, Common software, Dynamic options resulting in easily expandable, easy to learn and use Hybrid DVR/NVR Server Solution
- Industry Leading Next Generation H.264 Compression Technology!
- Common Software from 1 to 64 channels results in Easy to Use and Train
- CIF to 1.9 Mega-Pixel Resolutions
- 1/16th to 30 Frames Per Second recording rates
- Live Local viewing at full motion no compression
- Built-In Web Viewer for Remote Access via Internet Explorer
- Dual Streaming for Limited network connections
- Remote viewing via PDA
- Concert NVR Remote Client Software included FREE of charge with unlimited installations
- 64 channels display and recording
- Video Matrix Analog wall supported up to 20 monitors
- PTZ control
- Two-Way Audio
- Remote Search, Smart Search, Synchronized playback, download and burn from over 100 of our H.264 models
- Scheduled or manual recording on all channels
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Concert Hybrid Software
Our Concert software platform is a powerful integration suite. Concert is a scalable software solution capable of monitoring and controlling a wide range of applications from small business to global systems. The Concert Software platform offers modular add-on capability allowing customized to suit the client's exact requirements.
H.264 DVR / NVR Hybrid Specifications
- UXGA: 1600 x 1200 (1/16th ~ 5fps)
- HD720p: 1280 x 720 (16:9 format) – (1/16th ~ 15fps)
- SVGA: 800 x 600 (1/16th ~ 30fps)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (1/16th ~ 30fps)
- NTSC: 704*480(4CIF) | PAL: 704*576(4CIF)
- NTSC: 528*320(DCIF) | PAL: 528*384(DCIF)
- NTSC: 704*240(2CIF) | PAL: 704*288(2CIF)
- NTSC: 352*240(CIF) | PAL: 352*288(CIF)
- NTSC: 176*120(QCIF) | PAL: 176*144(QCIF)
- Analog Video PAL: 1~25 FPS; NTSC: 1~30 FPS
- IP Video PAL: 1/16th~25 FPS; NTSC:1/16th~30 FPS
Quick Q & A
- CIF – 352 x 240 pixels
- 2CIF – 704 x 240 pixels
- 4CIF – 704 x 480 pixels – has the best resolution
- QCIF - 1076 x 120 pixels – Is almost never used
- DCIF – 528 x 320 pixels
- 2CIF and DCIF have the same # of pixels but the DCIF has a better aspect ratio (3x4)
- D1 - 720 x 480 pixels - Is basically the same as 4CIF, different manufacturers apply different pixel x pixel but it is usually 16 pixels wider than 4CIF which is un-noticeable to the naked eye.
- CIF: 4fps: 160–320 kbps ~ 8fps: 224–448 kbps ~ 16fps: 320–640 kbps ~ 20fps: 384–768 kbps ~ 30fps: 448–896 kbps
- DCIF: 4fps: 192-384 kbps ~ 8fps: 256-512 kbps ~ 16fps: 384-768 kbps ~ 20fps: 448–896 kbps ~ 30fps: 512-1024 kbps
- 4CIF: 4fps: 320–640 kbps ~ 8fps: 512-1024 kbps ~ 16fps: 640-1280 kbps ~ 20fps: 896-1792 kbps ~ 30 fps: 1024-2048 kbps
The higher the resolution the larger the file size, the higher the resolution the clearer the image, just like a digital camera.
DCIF (528 x 320), will give the best video quality in a Embedded DVR with 16 channels, we are currently working on providing 4CIF with DVD quality.
Compression is a separate setting and in our hardware is independent of the resolution and frame rate setting. The three settings must be set with each of the other two settings in mind. Too much compression will result in a poor image, too low a frame rate setting will result in lots of missed action and too low a resolution will not deliver the image quality you desire.
Bear in mind that if there is a PTZ or high motion, higher bit rates (lower compression) should be set.
Further on the HDD space
HDD space required is directly fixed to the bit rate and only the bit rate. Bit rate should be determined by the fps, resolution and image quality desired. We can set any bit rate 32kbps-2048kbps with any fps or resolution. The bit rate chosen with a given fps and resolution will dictate the image quality. So you see bit rate is what controls the HDD space needed, but we need to select a bit rate that will give the image quality desired at the programmed fps and resolution.
For example you can set 4CIF, 30fps, 32kbps – useless video
4CIF, 30fps 2048fps – best video
The bit rate selection is what affects the image quality and the HDD space, the fps and resolution do not come into play on the actual calculation, but they are used to determine the bit rate required.
So not factoring fps, resolution or image quality the h.264 system HDD space per hour per channel ranges from 14.4MB to 921MB. Obviously the higher the bit rate the better the image quality. The higher the resolution and fps the higher the bit rate needs to be to get the desired image quality.
32kbps at CIF 1/16th fps is good quality, moving the fps up means moving the bit rate up. More motion needs more bit rate.
Most people will be happy with settings between CIF 6 fps-96kbps to 20 fps-320 kbps on fixed cameras, with PTZ higher bit rates are needed.
Contact us at 1.403.668.4758 or E-mail us for a live demo to show the difference our systems make.
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A 1-4 week lead time is required and is dependent on components in stock at time of order.