Published on 3 September, 2012
Honeywell has introduced a new network video recorder (NVR) that can help large organisations comply with stringent regulations that require them to retain video for longer periods of time and more-effectively protect their surveillance data. The MAXPRO NVR Professional Edition (PE) is ideal for facilities in industries such as education, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, banking and manufacturing, among others.
MAXPRO NVR PE is the latest addition to Honeywell’s MAXPRO line of technology designed to help organisations – ranging from small to large businesses – transition from analogue to IP-based video surveillance systems in a progressive and cost-effective manner. With its ability to comply with open integration standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, MAXPRO NVR PE can accommodate IP cameras from multiple vendors and allow end users to easily add cameras to their systems as needs change and operations expand.
“Some of the biggest concerns end users have about IP video are interoperability with other cameras, scalability to accommodate business growth, and data reliability,” said Shannon Wilson, marketing manager, Honeywell. “MAXPRO NVR PE has many features designed specifically to address those challenges, including pre-installed software and redundant storage capabilities. All of them point to an easier path to a user-friendly IP video network.”
MAXPRO NVR PE currently offers 32 channels and future releases will include a 64-channel option, as well as up to 20 terabytes of storage and redundant storage options to protect data. These capabilities are crucial for businesses that need to retain video files for longer periods of time to, for example, assist with investigations.
The family of MAXPRO NVRs (PE, SE and XE) also offers a cost-effective software-only solution that allows end users to implement these capabilities onto their existing hardware. Because the technology is based on a single platform, end users only need to learn one system to use the entire range of technology.
“There’s no licensing to mess with onsite to get the cameras working, and MAXPRO NVR PE has the same look and feel as the rest of the MAXPRO NVR line-up,” said Doug Peterson, chief technology officer for Advantech, Inc., a Dover, Del.-based systems integrator. “MAXPRO NVR PE is the last link to making a superb, easy-to-configure IP solution.”
Aside from NVRs, Honeywell’s MAXPRO portfolio of IP video products includes MAXPRO VMS, the company’s main video management system that allows organisations to centrally manage all video surveillance from multiple data points. The line also features MAXPRO Cloud, which offers flexible storage options using cloud event storage through Honeywell’s secure storage facility, and MAXPRO Mobile, an app that offers remote video surveillance for the full line of MAXPRO products.