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Hikvision DS-6716HWI network video encoder with 16 channels, two-way audio and H.264 video compression [DS-6716HWI]

Hikvision DS-6716HWI network video encoder with 16 channels, two-way audio and H.264 video compression
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Overview of the Hikvision DS-6716HWI

This 16-channel network video encoder by Hikvision provides a cost-effective solution to enable migration from an analogue CCTV system to IP - without needing to upgrade existing cameras. Ideal for small to medium-sized CCTV systems, the unit enables up to 16 analogue cameras to be encoded. Additional features include support for H.264 compression format, alarm/event management and two-way audio.

With support for both H.264 and Motion JPEG, the encoder is capable of delivering smooth video streams at full frame rate in resolutions up to D1 (720 x 480). Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection and active tampering alarms are supported to help alert the user of potential security breaches for precise, reliable monitoring. In addition, the integrated RS485 port provides PTZ control via the web interface, allowing analogue cameras that feature pan-tilt-zoom functionality to be controlled.

Key features & benefits

  • 16 channel encoder enables the migration of up to 16 analogue cameras into an IP video system
  • Support for both H.264 and MJPEG to help reduce bandwidth and storage requirements
  • Configurable video motion detection alarms help deliver accurate security monitoring
  • Two-way audio allows for interactive communication between viewers and the camera location
  • RS485 port enables PTZ functionality to be utilised on analogue CCTV cameras (model dependant)
  • Compact form factor enables discreet installation of the unit
  • Dimensions: 440 (W) x 45 (D) x 274 (H) mm
  • Power consumption: <22W
  • Warranty period: 3 years

Compatible Recording Platforms

Typical applications

The Hikvision DS-6716HWI network video encoder is suitable for small to medium-sized organisations that wish to have the additional advanced security features of an IP based system - without replacing analogues cameras. Typical applications include small offices, community centres and supermarkets.



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Key technical features for Hikvision DS-6716HWI

Network video encoder
Resolution: D1 / 4CIF / 2CIF / CIF / QCIF
Compression: H.264 / MPEG4 / MPEG2 / MJPEG
Frame-rate: 25fps (P) / 30 fps (N)
Video input: 16-channel, BNC
Audio compression: G.711u
Audio input: 1-ch, 3.5mm interface
Audio output: 1 x 3.5 mm interface for two-way communication
Viewing, detection & recording
Video streaming: single, dual
Simultaneous users: not given
Data storage: NAS, iSCSI, IPSNA 
Capacity:  up to 4TB capacity for each disk
Alarm in: 16
Alarm out: 4
Power: 12 VDC
Network: 1 RJ-45 10 M / 100 M /1000 Mbps adaptive Ethernet interface
Operating temperatures: -10°C to 55°C
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, QoS layer3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, hkDDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP/RTCP. TCP, UDP, IGMP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKSv4/v, PSIA, OnVIF, Hik CGI, netFilter
ONVIF compliant: yes
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