Published on 30 January, 2012
Samsung has taken positive action in response to the worldwide shortage of 1TB HDDs by introducing new models to its H.264 SRD series of DVRs.
"The immediate availability of these new models will ensure continuity of supply to our customers during a time when all market sectors, and not just the security industry, are affected by the severe shortage of 1TB HDDs," said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. "A new 500GB storage version, which shares the same features as the other DVRs in the SRD series, offers an easily upgradable and cost-effective solution for those looking for the best quality digital video recording."
Samsung has also introduced models which are being supplied without HDDs to give customers the flexibility to purchase additional approved HDDs by way of one of its HDD upgrade kits, which can be easily installed on-site without voiding the warranty of the DVR. These are available as 500GB upgrades and there are currently limited stocks of 1TB or 2TB upgrade kits also available.
The eight and sixteen channel models all have built-in DVD drives featuring Virtual Progressive Scan (VPS) which eliminates the problem of blurred edges on moving objects, to provide picture-perfect still frames whilst a built-in web-server allows live and playback viewing options with the ability to back up incidents via a web browser. A dual codec operation delivers different streams for both high performance recording and optimised transmission, and selected models offer both Pelco Coaxitron and Samsung SSVC coaxial control protocols to provide users with full control of camera functions, as well as access to set-up menus from the convenience of a control room.
Additional installer and operator friendly features include a multiple language on-screen display and a fully removable back panel so that hard drives can be swapped and upgraded without having to unplug all the cables. Data from ATM, POS or access control devices can be captured with the text data saved along with associated images to be played back if required at a later date.
Available from all Samsung distributors, the new DVRs are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.