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Grandstream Launches Beta Test for Network Video Recorder

August 04, 2014

By Frank Griffin, Call Recording World Contributing Writer

Video monitoring solutions are getting so cheap they are practically everywhere, and the integration of IP technology is introducing more options for wider application. Unlike the old video images with grainy footage, today's HD cameras and network video recorders (NVRs) provide a wide range of monitoring and recording solutions. Grandstream Networks, manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, has launched its new product with a beta test for just one dollar.

The company's Grandstream Beta Club will be testing applications for a new NVR, which will end August 13, 2014. So far the beta test club has received more than 1,100 applications and 120 participants from 20 countries have tested the platform with a high satisfaction rate.

The new beta test is for IP video surveillance enthusiast both amateurs and professionals that have extensive experience with IP video surveillance devices, including cameras, encoders, decoders, recording devices, and video management software. The NVR provides video recording, indexing, searching, and video storage management for up to 24 HD (720p) IP video cameras supporting all of the company's cameras and ONVIF compliant IP cameras.

The recording capability of the platform allows it to save up to 16TB of video files and view 16 cameras simultaneously. By connecting the NVR to an external computer or TV monitor using VGA or HDMI output, it is possible to view recordings, monitor live feeds and adjust settings. It supports up to 4 SATA 3.5” hard drives and includes 1 Gigabit network interface.

Grandstream looks for early adopters of IP technologies to test its newest products. It allows real aficionados to really run the devices through their paces and provide valuable insight the company can use to improve the products.

The market for IP video surveillance is projected to grow at double digit rates until 2018 as security concerns and demand for high-quality images continues to push the growth. According to ReportsnReports, between 2013 and 2018 it will grow at compound annual growth rate of 24.89 percent.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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