Arecont Vision unveils Contera NVR appliance for traditional & cloud surveillance

Product Profile

ConteraCMR® is a full line of cloud managed recorders, with four customisable platform choices. The base NVR Appliance supports a maximum of 8 or 16 POE ports and up to 20TB of onboard video-optimised storage. 

The online Arecont Vision SysCon System Configurator™ simplifies selecting the best ConteraCMR platform for specific project requirements. All ConteraCMR platforms include a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. 

Tying the ConteraVMS®, an advanced video management system that can support up to 128 cameras, and Contera CMR platforms together over the cloud is ConteraWS® (web services).  ConteraWS enables recording to occur locally on a ConteraCMR platform (or 3rd party compliant server running ConteraVMS software). Local recording eliminates the pitfalls of resolution and framerate restrictions that can limit other solutions. 

User profiles and cloud information is all stored in the cloud for convenient, remote access and management. Local administration is not required, reducing complexity and staffing needs. Therefore, the NVR Appliance can be accessed remotely over the local area network just as in a traditional video surveillance solution. The system can be securely reached from anywhere via choice of a full-featured thick client, mobile apps, Apple TV app, and a multi-browser web client. 

Video also can be stored in the cloud for important clips, then shared as needed. Management is simplified with access to all ConteraCMR platforms via a single sign-on capability. Instant notification of alarm, motion, or system health events are sent to any authorised recipient via smartphone or computer. Software updates can be applied remotely, reducing time and cost to deploy.  There is no need for port forwarding or use of a Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS). 

ConteraWS also brings advanced cybersecurity, offering multi-factor authentication, NIST-compliant data encryption, transport layer security, and requiring no open inbound ports. 

The complete Contera video surveillance solution offers the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of a cloud application.

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Technical Specification

Make Arecont Vision
Manufacturer Arecont Vision
Model code AV-C1600-20T
Series Contera NVR Appliance
Recording Mode Real Time / Timelapse / Event
Video inputs 16
Hardware solution Yes
Inbuilt multiplexer Yes
Recording system HDD
Storage capacity 20TB
Operating system Linux
Additional info

Arecont Vision® ConteraCMR® Cloud Managed servers are designed to offer maximum performance and reliability, paired with the powerful features and functionality of the ConteraWS® web services platform. ConteraWS web services allows you to centralise user management, monitor the health of your recording system, and take advantage of time saving feature like online export and video or clip file sharing. Simply enable ConteraWS on your recorder, and then connect using the ConteraWS web client to manage recorder configurations and user access.

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