SPECO DVR-16/120 16-camera Digital Video Recorder with 120 GB HDD
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The SPECO DVR-16/120 16-camera Digital Video Recorder with 120 GB HDD combines a 16-channel multiplexer with a DVR (digital video recorder). The DVR-16/120 is a cost effective DVR that can store hours of video on a HDD (hard disk drive) without image degradation or tape-swapping, making it an ideal replacement for aging time-lapse VCRs. Easy to set-up and operate, the DVR-16/120 allows full-screen or simultaneous viewing of up to 16 cameras, and is especially suited to large-scale surveillance systems involving round-the-clock security applications.

The SPECO DVR-16/120 utilizes Wavelit compression with four recording quality levels that allow a maximum recording resolution of 720 x 480 effective pixels. This unit comes with a pre-installed, removable 120 GB HDD (hard disk drive), and supports the addition of a second removable HDD that can also be up to 120 GB in size. The DVR-16/120 features full multiplexer operation that allows you to consolidate signals from up to 16 separate cameras, priority recording for alarm triggered video, a watch-dog function that returns the DVR to any pre-power-outage stage, and multiple viewing options. This unit also features in-picture motion detection with 256 selectable levels, video loss detection, PIP (picture-in-picture) display modes, and a 2x zoom function.

The SPECO DVR-16/120 includes 16 composite video inputs with 16 camera loop back connections, with one main monitor and one call monitor output. This unit also includes four RCA audio inputs with two RCA audio outputs, an alarm input with a VCR-trigger output and alarm output for connecting external devices. The DVR-16/120 operates on the NTSC TV system format, and features per-channel video adjustments as well as multiple time display and camera title display formats. Multi-voltage compatible, this unit runs on 100- to 240-volts of AC power, and supports remote control capabilities through RS232 or RS485 connections.

Technical Features:

  • Compression format: Wavelit, with 4 recording qualities
  • Video inputs: 16 composite video with 16 loop back connections
  • Resolution: up to 720 x 480 effective pixels
  • HDD space: one 120-GB drive (removable), capacity for up to 2 120 GB HDDs total
  • Power supply: 110-volt to 240-volt AC
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 17 x 4.25 inches (W x D x H)
For ongoing surveillance or monitoring across a large-scale system, the SPECO DVR-16/120 deserves serious consideration. Already offering large amounts of storage, this unit is upgradeable for increased storage, with a removable HDD that allows you to retain years of video by cycling in new disk drives rather than overwriting old ones. With a rich feature set, the DVR-16/120 adds valuable functionality across your surveillance system, and does so as a stand-alone unit that is not dependant upon, or open to the security risks involved with using, a PC or laptop.

About Digital Video Recorders
A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) takes video signals from security cameras and converts the video stream into a digital format for storage on an internal hard drive. A DVR also provides a user interface to remotely manage many functions of the video files and cameras, including motion detection and pan/tilt/zoom features. At a minimum, a DVR should allow multiple users to view multiple cameras remotely. Effective video compression is one of the most important considerations when looking at DVRs. The most common video compression formats used in video surveillance are M-JPEG and MPEG-4. While proprietary compression technologies may provide superior quality, their lack of compatibility with Windows-based operating systems may become an issue for archival purposes. Issues of frame rate, resolution, disk size, motion detection, compression ratio, and camera noise all affect the storage capacity of a video surveillance system. High resolution is ideal to capture details, while high frame rates are needed to capture events. Frame rates of less than 20 fps tend to be jerky, while rates of 20 - 30 fps can be adequate for most surveillance needs.

What's in the Box
DVR-16/120 digital multiplex recorder (with HDD cartridge), power adapter and code, 2 keys for cartridge, accessory pack, and user's manual.

  • System combines 16-channel multiplexer with DVR
  • Includes one 120 GB HDD with support for an additional one
  • Allows simultaneous viewing and recording of up to 16 cameras
  • Features motion and video loss detection, and PIP and 2x zoom display modes
  • Unit is multi-voltage compatible and runs on 100-240 volts of AC power