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H.264 Pro Series Hardware Compression Hybrid DVR systems are available from 8CH, 16CH, 32CH and 64 channels with real time FULL D1 Display and Recording plus audio on all channels. These DVR systems are the same as used in many Las Vegas Casinos and NASA.  These PC based DVR systems either meet or exceed US GAMING STANDARDS. 

With Unlimited HDD recording capacity and utilising the latest H.264 codec HARDWARE COMPRESSION standard (not UNSTABLE software compression) nothing else quite compares in terms of cost, performance, D1 recording and playback quality and absolutely amazing speed.  The HCS Pro Series DVR system will accommodate a wide range of Mega Pixel IP cameras as well as analogue CCTV High resolution cameras thus future proofing your surveillance system.

In terms of pricing please note that are too many options from which to choose to provide one single price although we do guarantee to beat any competitors price by 10% "provided" the other security supplier can offer the same or an equivalent surveillance system.  It would therefore be better to contact our office for a system quote.  The number of camera channels required, preferred PC tower or 19" Steel Rackmount, optional 2CH or 4CH Matrix Spot Monitor output, amount of backup or HDD required etc all need to be addressed to provide a genuine quote. 

If you are in the market for quality security surveillance then look no further than Hidden Camera Surveillance.  We build these security systems to meet customer needs and requirements which makes for another great point.  If you need expand in the months or years ahead, we can expand our DVR system hardware to accommodate your needs.  Few other DVR security systems have the provision for expansions as software compression does not allow for it.

Call my office toll free 1300 763235 (within Australia) to arrange a quote based on your security needs.


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At Hidden Camera Surveillance we build the H.264 Hybrid PC DVR systems to your specifications.  In other words if you require an 8 channel DVR now but would like to expand to 16 or more camera channels in the future, our DVR systems can be easily expanded as required which saves cost.  In terms of networking once again there is nothing quite like H.264 DVR PC systems.  After all that is exactly what it's designed for.

Most other security providers are still using old MPEG4 PC and Stand Alone DVR systems.  MPEG4 is fine when recording stationary objects however, with any moving object, this is where the two standards are miles apart.  MPEG4 commonly leaves a mosaic effect during playback together with image ghosting or interlacing.  It's not a DVR or software fault, the MPEG4 codec or compression causes those issues and from a security point of view, it is not up to a decent standard.

H.264 codec is a significantly better compression algorithm by comparison to other standards. Our H.264 DVR systems are HARDWARE COMPRESSION which quite frankly compared to outdated software compression, is another huge advantage.  Hardware compression basically means the DVR capture card is doing most of the video compressing an de-compressing so the PC hardware would rarely use any more than 20% CPU. 

On the other hand a software compression DVR system (MPEG4 or H.264) relies heavily on both the hardware resources and software to compress and de-compress the video not to mention system instability. Consequently it would be rare to find any software driven DVR with more than 16 channels and even then the recording would be limited to CIF (1/4 of D1) whereas our Hardware Compression DVR''s can record and playback at FULLD1 (720 x 576) and at real time with absolutely precision like speed and quality.

Often asked Questions - What does FPS or Frames Per Second mean?
One thing you need to be careful about when analyzing specifications of a DVR with respect to "frames", "fields" or "images" per second capabilities is – are they talking about:
The total number of frames/images per second for the entire card to be spread across all cameras (cumulative total)
The total number of frames for each individual channel
The maximum frame capacity of the hardware not taking into account software switching, simultaneous functions, etc. (rated hardware capacity)
Display speed
Recording speed
"I" frame "B" frame or "P" frame calculation
A combination of all of the above
Is it really images or are they even calculating frames which also provides misleading figures

There are an infinite number of ways of presenting these numbers, many of which are misleading. Remember that  25 frames per second in PAL Format (30FPS for NTSC)  is real-time / real motion video, but that is for a single video stream. So if you want to record 4 cameras simultaneously, all in real-time/real motion video, you need 100 frames per second and its full unshared resources. To look  even deeper you have to question at what resolution is the real time image being displayed. Many systems can only record real-time if the resolution is lowered.

The frame rate issue is a little complex but makes perfect sense when understood. The fact is the speeds that manufacturers quote are usually the "maximum" obtainable, meaning under ideal conditions, and does not take into account anything else the PC, software, or video card might be doing. Take as an example a vehicle litres used /100 ks.  If the vehicle was travelling mainly downhill with a a tail wind then it would stand to reason that an identical vehicle travelling up hill against the wind will use more fuel.

To add further to the confusion are some manufacturer quotes "IPS" (image per second). An "FPS" (frames per second) why do they do this-because 2IPS=1FPS. Therefore, it takes 50IPS to equal 25FPS or a single real-time image. It becomes more confusing because in "images" per second there are "initial" frames and subsequent frames which refresh only ALTERED portions of the image. Confused yet! Well make sure your security provider is talking "Frames" per second and not "Fields" per second, as similar to IPS there are two fields to each frame.

We keep calling them "capture" cards because they are "capturing" and recording video, but what plays back and displays the video on the screen? The answer is the capture card. Even though it is "capturing" (encoding) the video, it also handles the video display on the card (decoding).

If we already know about the alleged maximum recording frame/image rate of the capture card, what about the video display? Sorry, but yes we have to add that into the equation as well.

So, now that you are displaying and capturing at the same time, the performance may proportionately diminish, as they may be sharing the same components to accomplish different tasks. One function must wait for the other or both perform at a reduced rate. To counteract this problem some companies use a separate video display card (decoder), which generates real-time video on all channels all the time. A live video display card usually has separate chips for each group of channel of video displayed. Each chip is capable of generating a true 25 frames per second image per channel across multiple channels. It is a live feed from the card directly to the monitor and each channel transmits its own video, without the need for the software to compress the video signal. This should not be confused with the VGA video card, which is entirely different. The system we offer can do both, live display and live recording all chnnels PLUS the ultimate ONE TOUCH INSTANT PLAYBACK.

Let's jump back now to, how on earth does this capture card work?
Raw video uses a tremendous amount of data and we are talking about transmitting as many as 64 simultaneous camera images from a single machine. Hardware compression (meaning the capture  card) is doing the bulk of the  compressing and decompressing thus relieving the PC hardware and software of the major tasks at hand.  Lets look at an example and the fundamental differences. A 16 channel Software compression DVR will use all available system resources including up to 100% CPU to perform certain tasks.  These so called tasks could be activity at 10 or more cameras at the same time which means freal time recording of all channels his may or may not work but frankly it's tantamount to "thrashing an engine".

As our capture cards are HARDWARE COMPRESSION we can run 32 cameras or more at full speed and barely use 15% of the CPU if that makes sense.  So the PC hardware  and sofware is barely used.  The result, less stress on the PC hardware and software,  unparalled quality and the ultimate in speed and reliability.  Put simply.....NO CONTEST!!

What does Video Compression Mean?

There are 2 types of physical compression; hardware and software. It is actually a case of compression and decompression. Compress it to travel down the network and decompress to transmit when it comes out the other side, so the name "Codec." When you use hardware compression there is no efficiency loss, as all the work is being done on the capture card by the hardware components. That is of course if you have all the right components.

Software compression utilizes software to perform specific operations. When performed simultaneously in conjunction with other functions it has a taxing effect on overall system performance. The software uses the available hardware resources such as processor and memory to complete its task however, this is where software compression DVR systems become both unstable and unreliable.  Few if any software compression DVR's are available with any more than 16 channels.  Furthermore, in most instances there will be a trade off in terms of live display and live recording on all camera channels.  Software compression simply cannot keep up resulting in the dreaded "blue screen of death" 

What's the difference between Stand Alone and PC based DVR?
Security providors will often suggest to the customer a cheaper surveillance system alternative called a Stand Alone DVR system.  Sure a stand alone DVR is cheaper and may have a H.264 codec with real time everything but the fact is the image quality and overall performance is vastly different and inferior.  It's not possible to expand the hardware features of stand alone nor easily update software.  These systems rely on "firmwware upgardes" which are few and far between.  The playback qulality of stand alone is not up to the same standard as our Hybrid PC based DVR systems with instant playback (could be critical) a virtual impossibility.  In other words the features and functions of stand alone as opposed to our Hardware Compression DVR systems are "chalk & cheese"  If you own a business or company and you demand quality, speed, reliability, upgrade ability, expansion, instant playback of any camera, more advanced networking etc then look no further.

H.264 Hardware Compression Advantages
No mosaic affect
Uses HDD (Hard Drive) up to 30% less compared to MPEG4
No Ghosting or interlacing associated with moving objects Much faster streaming over LAN and Internet
Significantly higher quality recording and playback
Instant one touch playback of any camera without the need to enter the menu
Audio all channels
Optional dual or quad TV Matrix outputs
Real time display and recording all channels and so much more

Our H.264 Professional DVR systems will accommodate up to 64 cameras and still be able to provide real time display and real time recording at D1 for all cameras.  It is not super high spec PC hardware driving the system, it is more to do with hardware compression and high quality software that makes our security systems so stable and reliable.

Stand alone DVR systems are not designed to be expanded.  Firmware upgrades are few and far between but with PC based DVR, not only is it just as stable and reliable, but free software updates are readily available therefore keeping pace with technology. Stand Alone DVR systems can become outdated relatively quickly by comparison although one needs to weigh up costs v features.

H.264 Next Generation PC Based Commercial Hybrid DVR/NVR
Real-time D1 Display & Record
Up to 64 channels of audio & video
2-4 Channel matrix output
Supports up to 6 hard drives
Resolution: 4CIF, DCIF, CIF
IP camera support (up to 32)
Physical description Max 64 video in (NTSC/PAL)
Max 64 audio in (linear in)
2 Channel matrix output
IP camera support (up to 32)
1 line in (for voice talk)
2 10/100/1000 ethernet
6 HDD max 1.5 TB each (9 TB total)
8 or 16 sensor in (optional internal/external)
8 alarm out (optional internal/external)
1 RS-485 port for keyboard
1 RS-485 port for PTZ control
1 RS-232 port
6 USB ports
4U 19" rackmount case

Hidden Camera Surveillance PC-based digital video recorder adopts a high performance Windows XP Professional real-time multi-tasking operating system with hyper-threading CPU, to perfectly implement all the functions needed to build a surveillance system.

Compression Function
Supports maximum 64 channels video in.
Each channel can be compressed independently in 30FPS (NTSC) / 25FPS (PAL) using H.264 algorithm.
Both variable bit-rate and variable frame rate are supported. Support max 64 channels audio in.
Each channel can be compressed independently, using OggVorbis audio standard.
The output bit-rate is 16 kbps.
The output video and audio streams are integrated to generate the synchronized H.264 stream.
Video and audio coincide with each other from beginning to end when the stream is played back
Supports following resolution: NTSC: 4CIF (704x480), DCIF(528x320), CIF(352x240) PAL: 4CIF (704x576), DCIF(528x384), CIF(352x288)
Supports multi-zone motion detection
Supports position configurable OSD and Logo
Supports watermark

Network Functions
Supports broadband transmission (ADSL, etc)
Supports narrow-band transmission (PSTN, etc)
Remote viewing of one or more channels 
DVR's parameters can be set through the network
Supports remote control of PTZ
Streams can be recorded in a remote host PC
Files in DVR can be downloaded to or remotely played in a remote host PC
Supports DVR remote upgrading
PC hosts can gain direct control of DVR's RS-232 or RS-485 port
Supports voice talk between host in surveillance center (back end) and Net DVR (front end)
Supports embedded web server. Browser can be used to access Net DVR
Storage Functions: Supports 6 kinds of record trigger mode: Schedule mode, motion detection
Continuous recording during playback
Can install 6 HDDs and standard system and can be configured with external HDD boxes and RAID array
Supports cyclic and non-cyclic record mode
Supports network access storage (NAS)
Supports USB flash disk, USB hard disk, USB DVDRW/CDRW for backup

Preview & Playback Functions:
Supports 2 DVI Monitors
Supports PDA live viewing (Windows Mobile 5/6, iPhone, BlackBerry)
Switches quickly to preview mode
Supports partial zone masking
Supports local file playback and time/date playback, supports fast forward, rewind, slow motion, pause, play frame by frame, etc. Supports OSD, Logo 

PTZ control

Supports Pan-Tilt-Zoom control and preset through software/firmware
Supports most popular PTZ protocols
Ability to customize new PTZ protocols
Alarm Functions: Supports Motion detection alarm, sensor alarm, video loss alarm, exception alarm, etc.
Supports setup of alarm related with PTZ preset
Others: Support RS-485 interface keyboard
User-friendly interface
Multi-level user priority
Hybrid IP Support
SDK and DEMO software source code can be provided to reduce application development time.

Motherboard & Chipset Intel Q35 chipset
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz E8400 Socket 775 (6 MB Cache)
RAM 2 GB DDR2 800
Storage Up to 9 TB SATA (expandable)
RAID configuration optional
Hot Swappable Optional
Video Display ATI Radeon HD3650 (512 MB PCI Express 2.0 x16)
OS Windows XP Professional
Video Compression H.264 Advanced Video Compression (SVC)
Audio Compression OggVorbis 16 Kbps
Chassis Type 4U Rackmount (Optional 6U)
Storage Media DVD-RW (20x)
Mouse Optical
USB Keyboard 106-Key USB
LAN Redundant 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet
Backup Storage (Optional) DAT- Supports IDE, SCSI, NAS, DDS3/4, RAID
Encoder PCI Hardware
Decoder PCI Hardware
Video Inputs 1~64 BNC (1.0Vp-p 75 O) Resistance 75Ω (NTSC/PAL)
Video Ouputs 2 BNC (1.0Vp-p 75 O) Resistance 75Ω (NTSC/PAL) (Optional up to 16)
Audio Inputs 1~64 BNC (1.0Vp-p 75 O) Linear Level 600Ω

Size 4U Chassis: 17" x 18" (20" w/ handle) x 7"
Weight approx 20Kgs
Power Supply 500 W, 90~264 V(47 Hz~65 Hz)
Power 110/220 VAC, 60/50 Hz (non condensing) at 40°C
Operating Temperature -10°C ~ 40°C
Power Management Programmable Auto-Reboot in Case of Power Loss
UPS External UPS (Optional)

Interface Web Graphical User Interface
Display Rate Real-Time All Channels Simultaneous (30 FPS/NTSC 25 FPS/PAL)
Display Resolution 4CIF (704 x 480)
Disconnection Detection Watchdog Function
POS Terminal Display
Video Text Inserter (Optional)
PTZ Control PTZ GUI Interface (RS-232/422 Interface)

Time Stamp Image Embedded With Date/Time Information
Recording Resolution NTSC:4CIF (704x480), DCIF(528x320), CIF(352x240) PAL: 4CIF (704x576), DCIF(528x384), CIF(352x288) Record Rate 30 FPS/NTSC 25 FPS/PAL (All Channels Simultaneous)
Mode Watch, Normal, Motion Detection, Sensor, Pre-Post Alarm/Scheduled Multi-Channel

Search Mode By Channel, Date and Time, Motion Detection, Sensor Events
Playback Mode Play, Pause, Frame by Frame, 1 - 2048 Times Fast Forward/Rewind, Scrub Bar
Image Adjustment Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Zooming

Alarm Output Email with Screen Shot

Encrypted Watermark AES/MD5 (Court Admissible)

Remote Monitoring
Full Remote Control PSTN, ISDN, ADSL, LAN and TCP/IP

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