Elmo EDR-X04 Compact Network/Internet Digital Video Recorder
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Product Description

The ELMO EDR-X04 Compact Network/Internet Digital Video Recorder is an advanced digital recording and playback technology that can be applied to a small- to medium-scale surveillance system. This DVR (digital video recorder) can be connected to up to four separate cameras at once, allowing you central storage and control of your system. Easy to install and maintain, and easy to operate via a simple browser, the EDR-X04 is feature- and functionality-rich enough to meet most any need, be it professional security surveillance or business-process monitoring, or school or home applications.

The Elmo EDR-X04, utilizing a proprietary video compression engine, achieves up to 30 frames per second (frames-per-second) for single-channel video (20 frames per second for 2-4 channel video) at a maximum resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. The EDR-X04 includes TCP/IP remote viewing access for an infinite number of users, pan/tilt/zoom camera control, digital watermarking, and event log-file function. This DVR has a built-in 80 GB (Gigabyte) HDD (hard disk drive) that is expandable up to 180 GB, and a CDRW drive for event backup, so you will have plenty of digital space for event storage. The user-friendly control functions let you drop and drag or export (JPEG or BMP formats) images. The EDR-X04 can be connected to the network via either the 10/100 Ethernet card or the built-in RJ-45 connector, or alternatively via an optional modem. Depending upon user configuration, this unit provides remote access that allows it to be viewed from anywhere in the world using a standard Web browser via TCP/IP connectivity, or anywhere on a internal network. Although the standard EDR-X04 comes formatted for NTSC, PAL is available upon request. This unit also features a VGA main-monitor, SVGA DB-15 type connector, and a call (spot) monitor for video outputs, as well as an audio connector and four alarm inputs. Powered by an included 120-volt AC adapter, the EDR-X04 has an operating temperature of five- to 40-degrees Celsius.

Technical Features:

  • Signal formats: NTSC standard, PAL optional
  • Video input types: Video input 1VPP and connector for BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman, RF-type)
  • Frame rate: up to 30 frames per second with one camera, up to 20 frames per second with 2-4 cameras
  • Resolution: up to 640 x 480
  • Network connection: RJ-45 built-in with motherboard, 10/100 Ethernet card connector, modem optional
  • HDD space: one 80 GB drive (upgradeable to 180 GB)
  • Operating temperatures: 5- to 40-degrees Celsius
  • Dimensions: approximately 34 x 34 x 13 centimeters (W x D x H)
For small- to medium-scale surveillance or monitoring, the ELMO EDR-X04 Compact Network/Internet Digital Video Recorder is an excellent choice. With large amounts of storage and easy data back-up capabilities, you won't lose any critical video segments, and with its rich feature set you gain valuable functionality across up to all four cameras individually and the system as a whole. Unit constructed on a Pentium 4 motherboard with 128 MB RAM and 32 MB graphics card built-in. Note: This system is Microsoft Windows based and requires either Windows 2000 or better.

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 effect 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 frames per second tend to be jerky, while rates of 20 - 30 frames per second can be adequate for most surveillance needs.

  • Superior image and audio quality through digital recording of up to four cameras
  • 80 GB of built-in storage (expandable to 180 GB)
  • Remotely view recording and live pictures with Web-based browser
  • Built-in CDRW drive for easy event backup
  • 640 x 480 maximum resolution, up to 30 fps