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QNAP VS-4008U-RP Pro VioStor NVR 8 Channel 8TB Dual-Core
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QNAP VS-4008U-RP Pro Series NVRs are the new generation 4-bay, 1U rackmount model of network surveillance system providing high quality megapixel recording, 24/7 uninterrupted recording and high performance real-time monitoring. The Linux-based system supports PC-less quick configuration, monitoring of IP cameras over the network, and video playback by connecting a monitor to the built-in VGA connector, a USB keyboard, and a USB mouse. The NVR supports multi-channel H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG recording over 800 network camera models from many popular brands, e.g.AXIS, ACTi, A-MTK, Arecont Vision, AVTECH, Brickcom, Canon, Cisco, CNB, DIGITUS, D-Link, EDIMAX, ELMO, EtroVision, GANZ, Hikvision, iPUX, IPX, IQeye, LevelOne, Linksys, Messoa, MOBOTIX, NAKAYO, Panasonic BB/ BL/ i-Pro, SANYO, SHANY, SONY, TOA, TOSHIBA, TRENDnet, Videosec, VIOSECURE, VIVOTEK and Y-CAM.
The VioStor NVR houses 4 SATA hard drives and supports secure data protection by RAID 1/ 5/ 5 + hot spare/ 6. It is capable of megapixel recording (up to 8-megapixel) and multi-server monitoring, a unique feature to allow the users to monitor up to 128 IP cameras from multiple QNAP NVR servers without any extra software. Diversified recording modes such as scheduled recording, alarm recording, alarm recording schedule, motion-detection recording, pre-alarm, and post-alarm recordings are provided. The NVR supports enhanced video search by intelligent video analytics (IVA), including motion detection, foreign object, missing object, out of focus, and camera occlusion.
The VioStor NVR offers advanced event management to support more alarm event types and handling options. The event types include motion detection, network disconnection, recording failure, and even self-defined events. Individual user type and access rights can also be assigned for strengthened user account management and secure system access. The NVR is an excellent solution for small to large-scale surveillance deployment.
Real-time monitoring and recording (video/audio) from multiple IP cameras (up to 8 channels)
High quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG recording (depending on the camera models)
Complete recording features
Megapixel recording (up to 8-megapixel)
PC-less network surveillance by HD local display
Multi-server monitoring (up to 128 channels)
Dual display mode
Video search by date and time, timeline, and event
Intelligent video analytics (IVA)
Multi-view playback from multiple NVR servers
Advanced event management
Real-time SMS and email alert
Live monitoring on Windows PDA phone by VMobile
Linux-embedded, highly reliable standalone NVR
Advanced RAID with hot-swappable hard drives design
Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
UPS Support for 24/7 service
Intelligent auto power on after power recovery
Energy-saving design (only 62W in operation)
Complete Recording Functions
High Quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG and MxPEG Recording (depending on the camera models)
All-in-one Recording Functions
Continuous/manual/scheduled recording *
Alarm recording (by multiple events), alarm recording schedule *
Pre-alarm and post-alarm recording
High Performance Megapixel Recording:
VioStor NVR supports high performance megapixel recording (up to 8-megapixel) from various IP cameras.
Administrators now can flexibly define multiple video streams (supported by specific camera models) according to bandwidth resources and number of live-view channels. The adjustable video stream setting helps improve the displaying quality of live-view and well manage the bandwidth resources based on different usage requirements.
The VioStor NVR automatically selects video streams from IP cameras for different recording scenarios. In normal situation, video recording maintains at lower quality resolution. While the alarm event happens, video recording switches to high quality resolution to capture more details. In other words, smart recording effectively avoids the constant storage consumption at all time, but achieves greater storage efficiency and boost recording quality when alarm events happen. (Please visit here for camera compatibility list.)
Generic IP Cameras Support:
VioStor NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the JPEG CGI command of their IP cameras to retrieve the video and audio data from the IP cameras.
PC-less Network Surveillance by HD Local Display via VGA Connector
Diversified Modes for Local Monitoring
1/4/6/8/9/10-channel display mode
Sequential display mode
High Resolution Local Display:
VioStor NVR supports widescreen VGA monitor or TV of different resolutions, up to full HD (1920 x 1080).
Convenient Control of PTZ and Speed Dome Cameras:
You can adjust the PTZ cameras directly and view the preset positions of the IP cameras on the local display interface of VioStor NVR.
You can zoom in or zoom out the video image on the monitoring and playback interfaces.
On-screen Event Alert:
When an event occurs, an alert icon will be shown instantly on local monitoring page. You can click the icon to view the alert details.
VioStor NVR supports convenient video search by date and time on the local playback interface.
Local Video Playback on VGA Monitor or TV:
VioStor NVR supports video playback on a VGA monitor or TV.
Quick System Setup:
You can set up VioStor NVR in simple steps on the local display interface.
Network Surveillance by Web-based Interface (IE Browser)
Real-time Remote Monitoring
You can connect to one VioStor NVR and monitor up to 128 channels from other VioStor NVR servers over LAN or WAN by an IE browser.
Diversified Remote Monitoring Modes:
1/4/6/8/9/10/12/16/20/25/36/42-channel and sequential display mode
Exclusive Picture-in-Picture mode
Smart Control of PTZ & Speed Dome Cameras:
You can adjust the PTZ cameras directly by the web user interface of VioStor NVR.
Preset Position Control and Auto Cruising:
You can view the preset positions of an IP camera by clicking the corresponding number buttons on the monitoring page. You can also choose the preset positions and configure the time interval on the PTZ cameras for periodic monitoring.
Instant Event Notification:
When alarm recording is enabled and an event occurs, an alarm icon is shown instantly on the monitoring page. You can click the icon to view the alert details.
You can zoom in or zoom out the video image on the monitoring and playback interfaces.
VioStor NVR provides exclusive E-map function for users to upload the pictures of the monitoring locations.
Remote Video Playback
You can use the multi-view playback feature to divide a video equally into multiple sessions for playback in a multi-view window, or play the videos of multiple IP cameras in the multi-view window simultaneously.
Video Search by Date and Time, Timeline, Event, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA):
VioStor NVR supports quick video search by date and time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA), including motion detection, foreign object, missing object, out of focus, and camera occlusion.
VioStor NVR supports digital watermarking to protect the exported videos and snapshots from unauthorized modification. You can use the Watermark Proof utility to verify whether or not the videos and snapshots are original.
Advanced Event Management:
VioStor NVR supports various event handling options for different kinds of events.
Events: Motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event.
Actions: Video recording, email alert, SMS alert, buzzer, PTZ camera control, alarm output, and user-defined action.
Real-time SMS and Email Alert:
You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NVR in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email and/or SMS.
Convenient Backup Solution
VioStor NVR provides surveillance storage expansion solution which enables users to leverage the Turbo NAS storage capacity. By installing the StorageExpansion QPKG in the Turbo NAS, administrators can connect the VioStor NVR with the Turbo NAS to flexibly enlarge the total surveillance storage. (Please visit Download Center to download StorageExpansion QPKG.)
Scheduled Remote Replication:
VioStor NVR supports scheduled remote replication for secure data backup to a remote QNAP NAS on the local network.
You can configure the one-touch-auto-video-backup button on the front of the NVR to copy the data from the NVR to an external storage device when the button is pressed.
You can create multiple users on VioStor NVR. The users created on the NVR can be assigned to different user groups (administrator/system manager/user) with different rights of monitoring, playback, PTZ control, and audio monitoring.
VioStor NVR supports automatic user logoff from idling configuration pages. The administrator can set the timeout period to log off the users when the idling time has reached.
Host Access Control:
You can specify the host or IP connections to be allowed and denied to access NVR.
On-line User List:
You can view the record of users currently logged on and previously logged on to the NVR.
Detailed Event Logs:
VioStor NVR provides detailed event logs of system warning, hard disk error, network disconnection, UPS status, users' networking services and recordings access record.
High Reliability and Smart Features
Advanced RAID with Hot-swap Design:
VioStor NVR supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+hot spare, 6, single, and JBOD disk configurations. Its hot-swap design allows a failed drive of a RAID disk volume to be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.
Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration:
Online RAID Capacity Expansion:
The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the server during the process.
Online RAID Level Migration:
You can upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the server.
S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS):
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) helps you monitor the hard disk drives status. VioStor NVR supports HHS (HDD Health Scan) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning.
Automatic System Startup after Power Recovery:
VioStor NVR supports automatic power-on when power resumes after power outage.
UPS Support for 24/7 Service:
VioStor NVR supports APC, CyberPower, and MGE UPS devices to provide continuous services 24/7 against unexpected power outage.
DOM Architecture with Embedded Fail-safe Dual OS for Enhanced Reliability:
All the OS and applications of VioStor NVR are embedded on the DOM. VioStor NVR allows system booting without accessing the physical disk sectors which prevents unsuccessful system startup caused by bad block sectors or file errors on the hard drives. Two operating systems are built on the DOM for system booting alternatively upon every system startup. When one fails, the other one will be used to boot up instead, and the failed OS is recoverable from the other healthy OS.
Dual Gigabit LAN Ports
This mode allows VioStor NVR to sustain the failure of one network port to provide continuous services.
This mode provides bandwidth aggregation to boost the file transfer speed (works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured).
Two IP settings can be configured on the NVR to allow network access from two different subnets.
Built-in DDNS Service:
VioStor NVR supports dynamic DNS (DDNS). You can register a unique domain name from a DDNS service provider and assign it to your NVR.
Built-in NTP Server:
You can enable this feature to allow the connected IP cameras to synchronize their date and time settings with the NVR.
Convenient Data Access:
The video data of VioStor NVR can be accessed by the following protocols with proper access rights:
Network Places (SMB/CIFS)
Web file management (HTTP)
Easy Configuration and Management
System Setup in Simple Steps:
You can set up the NVR easily in simple steps by the local display and web-based interface.
Web-based User Interface:
All system configurations, monitoring, and playback can be finished by the web-based interface.
Smart Search of IP Camera for Quick Settings:
QNAP provides an intelligent software utility Finder for quick IP camera search and system settings.
Excellent Hardware Design:
Dual-core Intel® Atomô Processor and 1GB Memory for Superior System Performance.
Powered by dual-core Intel Atom processsor and 1GB memory, VioStor NVR delivers superior performance for different surveillance applications.
Redundant Power Supply:
The VioStor NVR is equipped with two power supply units, each of which is capable of supplying the power for the entire VioStor NVR independently. If one of the units fails, the other one will take over to supply the power to ensure continuous operation of the VioStor NVR. You can replace the failed power supply unit without turning off the server.
Green NVR Solution: Energy-Saving Linux-embedded System:
VioStor NVR is a Linux-embedded system which is more power-saving and less vulnerable to virus attack compared to PC-based surveillance solutions.
Up to 8TB Storage Capacity for Long-term Recording:
VioStor NVR supports maximum 4 high-speed SATA hard drives for recording large amount of video data in a long period of time.
Dual-core Intel® Atomô processor
4 x 3.5" SATA(II)/2.5" SATA/SSD
1.The standard system is shipped without HDD.
4 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, Power, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4
5 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 4)
Support pen drive, USB mouse, USB keyboard, USB sound card, and USB UPS etc.
Power button, one-touch-auto-video-backup button, reset button
1 (for local display)
Suggested video output resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
44(H) x 439(W) x 499(D) mm
1.73(H) x 16.97(W) x 19.65(D) inch
Net weight: 7.63 kg/ 16.82 lb
Gross weight: 12.1 kg/ 26.68 lb
Sleep mode: 40W
In Operation: 62W
(with 4 x 500GB HDD installed)
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 250W
3 x cooling fan (4 cm, 12V DC; internal )
CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI
Number of Channels Supported (Recording)
Up to 8
H.264/ MPEG-4/ M-JPEG/ MxPEG (depending on the camera models)
●Continuous/ manual/ schedule recording
●Alarm recording/ multiple alarm recording schedules
Buffer Storage for Alarm Images
(before and after events)
●Pre-recording: Up to 300 sec
●Post-recording: Up to 300 sec
Up to 30 fps at D1 or VGA for each channel
* Real performance may vary in different environment
Supports megapixel cameras (up to 8-megapixel)
Video compression, resolution, frame rate, quality, audio recording
AVI (QNAP codec is required for playback)
1/4/6/8/9/10/12-channel display mode, sequential display mode
Local Monitoring Enhancement
Full screen display, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom
Single view playback from local NVR server
Search Mode for Local Playback
By date & time
Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous video file, different speed control
Local Playback Enhancement
Full screen display, digital zoom
1/4/6/8/9/10/12/16/20/25/36/42-channel display, Picture-in-Picture, sequential mode, multi-display mode
Up to 128-channel monitoring from multiple VioStor NVR servers
Full screen display, video snapshot, manual recording, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom
Upload E-map (JPEG)
Max 4-view playback from multiple NVR servers simultaneously
By date & time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA)
Intelligent Video analytics (IVA)
Motion detection, missing object, foreign object, out of focus, and camera occlusion
Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous frame, next/ previous video file, different speed control
Full screen display, video snapshot, digital zoom, digital watermarking
Convert recording files to one avi file
Download recordings via the web
Advanced Event Management
Motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event
Video recording, email alert, SMS alert, buzzer, PTZ camera control, alarm output, and user-defined action
Schedule Remote Replication
Schedule video data backup to a NAS on the local network
Video Backup to External USB Storage by One-Touch-Auto-Video-Backup Button
Press and hold the one-touch-auto-video-backup button for 3 seconds. The recording data on VioStor will be copied to the external USB device instantly.
Different user groups and rights can be assigned to different users
Host Access Control
Specify the connections to be allowed and denied to access the VioStor NVR
Automatic user logoff from idling configuration pages
Detailed event logs
On-line Users List
Record of the users currently logged on and previously logged on to the VioStor NVR
Verify whether or not the videos and snapshots are original
Linux-embedded system, free from PC crash and virus attack
●Single disk, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 5+ hot spare, RAID 6, RAID 6+ hot spare, and JBOD/Linear
●Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration
●HDD S.M.A.R.T., bad blocks scan
APC/ CyberPower/ MGE (USB UPS)
HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, DHCP, Static IP, DNS, DDNS, FTP, NTP, UPnP, failover, load-balancing, multi-IP setting
Dual Gigabit LAN
Failover/ load-balancing/ multi-IP setting
Web File Manager, FTP, SMB/CIFS
●PC-less RAID configuration for the first time setup
●When the system is ready, users can check or configure the IP settings, physical disk info, volume info, system info, shut down or reboot the NVR etc.
Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ French/ Finnish/ German/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Spanish/ Swedish/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Turkish
Client PC Requirement (Suggested system requirement for better video performance)
●M-JPEG format (up to 8 channels):
Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 2.8GHz or above
●MPEG-4/ H.264 format (up to 8 channels):
Dual core CPU, 2.4GHz or abovee
* For higher surveillance performance, please select more advanced PC models.
2 GB or above
Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ 7
Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
1024 x 768 pixels or above
Discovery and quick setup of the VioStor NVR
Play the recording files on your Windows computer easily
Check if the exported videos and snapshots were modified
Monitor the network cameras on the VioStor NVR by the Android phone, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Windows phone (6.1~6.5)
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