The AverMedia EH5108H Hybrid DVR has 8 channels and features an embedded Linux operating system. It records feeds from up to 8 PTZ cameras (either analog or IP), and supports more than 50 brands of IP cameras. With a Graphical User Interface (GUI), the DVR allows you to control the system by simply pointing and clicking. You can adjust resolution/frame rates for all analog channels. The H.264 compression helps reduce video file sizes without compromising on the quality of images. The EH5108H’s Hardware Compression improves speed and efficiency by using minimal CPU and RAM resources.Offering multi-language support and variable date formats, the interface is easy to understand, which helps in reducing training time, and allows simple point-and-click access for viewing live video recordings or searching for previously set alarms. The interface provides multi-language support, and is integrated with a virtual on-screen keyboard. Several devices such as Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry, laptops, and remote computers can be used to view video, via an internet connection. Video masking allows you to exclude certain spaces within a selected area from triggering motion based recordings, thus helping to save storage space. POS text overlaid on video allows you to save storage space while recording continuously. Certain important parts of a video can also be bookmarked for viewing it later, hence offering quick and easy access. The EH5108H Hybrid DVR allows you to perform a parameter-based search for video by a date, time, and event log file. An advanced event log search can also be carried out by event, operation, system, and network activities. Time search helps browse through the video by moments. Visual search allows video to be broken down into thumbnails that can then be easily searched and analyzed in detail (hour/minute/second) to locate critical events. This video can then be exported or bookmarked for easy access. Supporting up to 8 E-maps (.jpg or .bmp), it allows you to drag and drop DVR/NVR locations (icons) on the E-maps. Tasks such as recording, rebooting, and enabling of network activity can be scheduled to carry out either as one-time task or as a recurring weekly task. Up to 32 user accounts can be managed by the EH5108H Hybrid DVR, with each account having its own password and user privileges (operation, control, and remote access). In case of network fails and video loss, the system continually tries to reconnect to the DVR until video is restored. Images and videos can be exported to the .jpg and .dvr formats respectively. Backup data can be stored in either a DVR RW or USB. The EH5108H Hybrid DVR also supports 3 (4th optional) SATA HDDs and 1eSATA HDD.The iEnhance feature helps to manipulate light, noise, and color in the videos and the iStable feature smoothens shaking and jolts. The EH5108H Hybrid DVR offers 2 types of de-interlace methods for analog cameras that are optimized for static or dynamic scenes. It allows alarms to be set to inform of unit events (DVR HDD fail, video loss, DVR reboot, etc.), monitoring events (Motion, Sensor), and network events (connection loss/success). It also allows notifications to be shown.