Published on 21 May, 2012
DVTEL, INC., IP video surveillance technology pioneer, announced the release of the Meridian Network Video Recorder, a plug-and-play networked recording appliance that practically self-installs. Meridian provides resellers and users with ease of installation and management, and allows for dramatic cost reduction in megapixel video deployments.
Available in four and 16-port models, Meridian NVRs combine the functions of a network video recorder, including high-powered Ethernet switch, automatic set-up features and video management software, all in a single appliance. It automatically delivers power via PoE and IP addresses, configures cameras for motion detection, and starts recording without user intervention. Standalone units are ideal for surveillance environments of up to 24 cameras. MultipleMeridian units can be set up within a network to build a larger system to meet growing security requirements.
“DVTEL is very pleased to bring the Meridian NVR to market. We believe there is a great opportunity to address the needs of the small- to medium-sized business market with a video management system that delivers quick deployment, reduced maintenance costs and ease of installation,” said Yoav Stern, President and CEO, DVTEL. “Meridian enables installers with basic IT expertise to deploy a full-featured IP video solution in less time than is required to deploy an analogue system.”
Meridian offers digital zoom, camera tours, PTZ control and intelligent video searches to quickly retrieve captured video through thumbnail and event searches. The Meridian NVR offers up to 6 GB of internal storage that can be extended through an external eSATA connection. The plug-and-play system provides flexible management connections through a fibre or copper Gigabit uplink. Meridian is compatible with DVTEL’s Quasar IP camera line and supports third-party cameras from Axis Communications.
“With Meridian, we are leveraging our expertise in enterprise-class systems to deliver solutions to the small and midsized market that feature ease of deployment in both installation and management. In doing so, we are helping our resellers tap into new markets and build revenue opportunities,” Stern said. “Meridian offers automatic plug-and-play operation that allows integrators and dealers to dramatically reduce installation times so they can focus their attention on providing a high-level of support to their customers.”