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Sony SNT-V704 video network station with audio - 4 port

Sony SNT-V704 video network station with audio - 4 port

Product discontinued. Alternative products: see our range of Network Video Encoders.

The Sony SNT-V704 is a four channel Video Network Station allowing you to connect up to 4 traditional analogue CCTV cameras to an IP network, allowing you to control and monitor your cameras over a local area network (LAN) or over the Internet. The device converts existing analogue video into digital MPEG-4 video or JPEG compressed images at a resolution of up to 720x576 (PAL) and at speed of up to 25/30 images per second providing smooth quality output using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Features include Bi-Directional audio, allowing you to listen in to sounds in the network station's surrounding area while also being able to issue instructions to people in the network stations vicinity. Built-in Activity Detection can be used to trigger alarms or transfer images via email when motion is detected, or activity is detected on the sensor input port (e.g. a window has been opened). The Sony SNT-V704 is easy to set up, expand and maintain and is ideal for small business security surveillance and remote monitoring.

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Sony SNT-V704 - Key benefits:

  • Converts existing analogue CCTV cameras into digital TCP/IP network solution giving access to live images from up to 4 cameras over a local area network (LAN) or the Internet
  • Adds advanced functionality to your existing CCTV cameras such as activity detection or remote monitoring
  • Can be used to convert existing analogue cameras into web cameras for your company website or intranet

Sony SNT-V704 - Key features:

  • Bi-Directional audio support allows you to listen in to the sounds in the network station's area while being able to issue instructions to people in the vicinity
  • Activity Detection – activity can be triggered by motion or external sensor, generating an alarm through external sensor or image transfer via email
  • 32MB pre-/post-alarm memory allowing the storage of hundreds of alarm images which can be transferred to an FTP server or external storage device
  • Remote pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) control for supported cameras
  • Tour Feature allows five scanning patterns with up to 16 positions in each scan
  • The Area Setting function allows digital image cropping, which is useful for the monitoring of a specific location within an overall image
  • Dynamic Masking allows areas within the image to be masked out for privacy. With PTZ cameras these masked areas will move and scale dynamically with movement from the camera
  • Expandable storage via USB: The unit’s data storage capacity can be increased using an external hard drive or USB flash memory device
  • Its compact and lightweight design allows for the installation of the device in small spaces while it can also be rack mounted if desired

Sony SNT-V704 - Typical applications:

  • The Sony SNT-V704 converts an existing analogue CCTV camera system into a suite of cameras which can run over a TCP/IP network giving increased functionality and remote viewing capabilities. Ideal for small businesses such as offices, shops, bars, factories, manufacturing lines etc.
  • The device can convert up to four existing analogue cameras into webcams for use on a company website or intranet

Sony SNT-V704 - Key technical indicators:

  • Compression format: MPEG-4 and JPEG
  • Resolution can be set to: 720x576, 640x480, 320x240 pixels (PAL)
  • Frame rate: up to 30 frames per second (at 640x480 VGA resolution setting)
  • Number of simultaneous users: up to 50
  • Security comprises of user name and password authentication with 4 distinct permission levels and IP filtering
  • Protocols supported: TCP/IP, ARP, ICMP, HTTP, FTP (server/client), SMTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, and SNMP (MIB-2)
  • Power: input 100-240VAC, output 12VDC
  • Dimensions (mm): 42H x 210W x 202D

Sony SNT-V704 - Connections:

  • Network: 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Video: 4 x analogue composite video input (BNC) and 4 x loop-through video output (BNC)
  • Audio: 1x mic in, mini jack (mono), 1x line in, mini jack (mono 2xchannel), 1x line out, mini jack (mono, 2xchannel)
  • I/O: 4 x alarm inputs and 4 x alarm outputs
  • Serial communication: RS-232C/485/422 (for camera control)

Sony SNT-V704 - Accessories include:

  • Power supply, 9VDC
  • CD-ROM with set up program and user guide
  • I/O receptacle (x2)
  • Installation manual

Additional items you may want to order with this camera:

  • Sony Realshot Manager recording software. Installing this software will convert your PC or server into a flexible network video surveillance and remote monitoring system
Download the manufacturer's full product data sheet (PDF 235k).
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