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Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2 network video recorder with 8 channels, PoE switch and up to 8TB storage

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Overview of the Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2

This entry level network video recorder by Hikvision provides an affordable recording solution, ideal for small organisations. The unit supports the recording of up to 8 camera channels and provides a maximum of 8TB storage. Handy features include built-in motion detection, integrated PoE switch and HDMI output.

This model supports the monitoring and recording of multiple IP cameras at a resolution of up to 6MP. Each channel can be independently configured to set the optimum combination of resolution, frame rate and bit rate for efficient storage management.

The downloadable Hikvision iVMS-4200 client software is easy-to-use and allows quick set up of configurations to help meet the user’s security requirements. Alternatively, an HD monitor can be connected via the HDMI output without the need of a PC to provide a simple standalone solution, suitable for small businesses.

Video motion detection methods can be configured alongside tampering alarms to increase scene awareness and by connecting external devices through the I/O ports, the unit can support two-way audio (depending on the connected camera model’s audio capabilities). This allows the user to hear activity in the scene and communicate with those present - helpful when events need to be investigated in real-time.

Recording can be scheduled continuously or for specific events such as weekend recording for example, or as a result of an alarm signal. The post and pre-alarm buffer means activity around the time of an alarm being triggered is less likely to be missed – vital for evidence gathering. Recordings can be easily retrieved with the smart search feature, played back and then exported via the USB connection.

This network recorder can be connected to a range of third-party IP cameras providing a cost effective and flexible NVR choice.

Key features & benefits

  • Basic network video recorder with built-in PoE swtich for up to 8 camera channels
  • Supplied with up to 2 SATA hard disks providing a maximum of 8TB storage
  • Simple set up with support for live view, storage and playback of recordings – suitable for small organisations
  • Recordings can be configured to trigger manually, continuously or on an event basis to best suit the user’s requirements
  • HDMI output allows the connection of an HD monitor for a simple standalone setup
  • Multi-viewing enables the user to view several cameras or areas of a scene close-up at the same time for detailed scene analysis
  • Downloadable client software (Hikvision iVMS-4200) provides a range of configurable applications for further video management
  • Audio recording and support for two-way audio (camera model dependent) when a microphone is connected via the I/O ports
  • Suitable for use with Hikvision cameras and a range of ONVIF compatible third-party cameras from other brands.

Typical applications

The Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2 network video recorder offers an affordable, entry level solution for small organisations. The unit includes a range of helpful features and is best suited for basic security recording needs. Typical applications include small offices and independent retail stores.



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Key technical features for Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2

Environment indoor
Supported devices: integration with third party network cameras (see datasheet)
Maximum no. of cameras: 8
HDD type: up to 8TB, 2 SATA interfaces for 2 HDDs
Maximum throughput: 80 Mbps inbound bandwidth, 80 Mbps outgoing
Audio: two-way, 1-ch, RCA (2.0 VP-P)
Power: input: PoE, AC 100-240 V, 60Hz, 120W consumption without hard disk and PoE: < or equal to 10W
Resolution: up to 6 megapixel recording
Compression: H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
Frame-rate: main stream: 50 fps, sub-stream: 50 fps
Viewing, detection & recording
Camera control: not given
Recording mode: scheduled (event/continuous modes) and manual recording
Alarm detection: VCA alarm detections: line crossing, fast moving objects, object removal, sudden scene change, video motion detection
Alarm notifications: email, start recording, full screen monitoring, configurable audio alarm
Power: input: AC 100-240 V, 60 Hz, output: 120W
Network: 4 x independent PoE interfaces
Audio: 1 x audio in, 1 x audio out
Other: 1 x VGA for Full HD local display, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 port
Dimensions: 445 mm (W) X 290 mm (D) X 5 mm (H)
Weight: 1 kg (without HDD)
Warranty: 24 months
LED indicator: 1 x status LED
Security: three level user management
Operating temperatures: temperature: -10°C ~ 55°C
Power consumption: max. W
Protocols supported: ONVIF supported

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