Honeywell has released a new version of its network video recorder (NVR) that incorporates numerous enhancements to make the system interoperable with nearly any surveillance camera or encoder. The NVR supports ONVIF and PSIA interoperability standards, as well as real-time streaming protocol (RTSP), and features native integration to cameras and encoders from Honeywell and other manufacturers. Additionally, the family now includes a software-only offering that enables users to source their own hardware by loading the NVR software onto existing servers, regardless of hardware type. These enhancements give organizations greater flexibility to build customized surveillance systems.
“The new NVR allows organizations to take advantage of advanced IP video capabilities and marks a big step toward open, third-party integration,” said Chris Koetsier, director of product marketing, Honeywell Security Group. “Dealers, integrators and end users want NVR technology that's interoperable with a wide range of cameras, and NVR can be a key to unlocking a truly open system.”
Honeywell's NVR line includes a box solution that offers 16 to 32 channels and software solutions that range from 4 to 32 channels. Customers who already have the box solution can upgrade to NVR using a free download or by requesting a DVD.
Using NVR, organizations can also view and manage video remotely with devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone using the free Mobile app.
Aside from NVRs, the line of IP video solutions includes VMS, the company's flagship video management system that allows organizations to centrally manage all surveillance. There are a wide variety of IP cameras to support the family, including the Performance Series and equIP Series.
The company is also launching a free software application that allows multi-site viewing of Honeywell recorders, and Cloud, which offers flexible storage options using cloud event storage through Honeywell's secure storage facility. And because the technology is based on a single platform, end users only need to learn one system to use the entire range of technology.