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Digital Video Recorders work with CCTV cameras.

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Digital Video Recorders work with CCTV cameras.

Jul 07, 2005 - Series VDR-204 is suited for CCTV users who require stand-alone, 4-channel DVR with remote PC access via network/Internet. Units accept up to 4 composite video inputs with 4-channel loop through to be recorded on local hard drive. They can display and record multiplexed image of 4 inputs on same screen at 30 fps. Resolution is 720 x 480 for full image and 360 x 240 in Quad view. Model VDR-204-12CD has 120 GB hard drive, while Model VDR-204-30CD provides 300 GB.

Original Press Release

Vicon Introduces Its New Digital Video Recorder

Press release date: Jun 23, 2005

Hauppauge, NY, June 23, 2005....Vicon Industries Inc. announces the release of the new VDR-204 Digital Video Recorder. This new product joins Vicon's digital video recorder families to provide high-quality digital recording.

The VDR-204 is ideal for CCTV users who require an easy to use high-quality standalone 4-channel digital video recorder with the benefit of additional remote PC access via a network/Internet. The feature-rich VDR-204 is designed for use with industry standard composite video output CCTV cameras using BNC connectors. Two models are available. The VDR-204-12CD has a 120 GB hard drive; VDR-204-30CD provides 300 GB of hard drive space. Both models are NTSC/PAL compatible.

The VDR-204 is operated and controlled by simple front panel controls. All CCTV video recording takes place on the VDR-204 hard disk drive. Backup can be to a CD, through the network using the provided VDR software, or from the USB port to a memory stick. Multiple VDR-204s can be cascaded for greater camera coverage.

The VDR-204 can accept up to 4 composite video inputs with 4-channel loop through to be recorded on a local hard drive. The VDR-204 offers 720 x 480 resolution for a full image and 360 x 240 in Quad view. In addition, the VDR-204 has one audio input, 4 sensor inputs and 1 alarm output. The recorder allows displaying and recording a multiplexed image of the 4 inputs on the same screen at 30 fps, allowing 4 cameras simultaneously at 30 fps each.

This 4-channel digital video recorder supports dynamic IP allocation and remote live viewing across common networks.

Vicon Industries Inc., listed on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "VII," designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of products used in integrated video surveillance systems. Vicon's marketing and development efforts focus on today's leading edge security technologies including digital recording and IP video solutions, matrix controls, cameras, monitors, mounting accessories, remote positioning devices and fiber optic equipment. The company's products are used in a variety of surveillance, security, safety, and control applications, in banks, gaming casinos, traffic control, hospitals, retailing, multiple commercial and industrial installations, etc. For more information regarding Vicon, visit us at