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What is an XVR?

NVR302-16Q

What is an XVR?

Well you have heard of DVRs and NVRs, but what is an XVR? Well, we would say that an XVR Recorder is basically a DVR on steroids (but in a good way). A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) is a device used for recording and processing HD Analog or SD Analog Security Cameras. Meanwhile, an NVR (Network Video Recorder) is the device used for IP Cameras. Enter the XVR, a device that is able to record and display both HD and IP Cameras for maximum scalability. While an NVR will still be the best choice for most applications using all IP Cameras, XVRs have taken HD recording into a new dimension. In addition, XVR Recorders like the Uniview NVR302-16Q, can support all common HD Video Formats including TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS. Therefore the recorder is compatible with the vast majority of cameras regardless of manufacturer or format.

Hybrid DVR

Highest Compatibility Range

Supports TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS Formats as well as IP Cameras.

 

What is the difference between an XVR and a DVR?

DVR Recorders are designed to process and record Analog Video Signals. They are used with Standard Definition or High Definition Security Cameras predominantly over Coax Cable or RG59. Some DVRs only support one format such as AHD or TVI. However, there are a number of ‘Hybrid’ DVR’s that can do multiple formats and accept a variety of Cameras using different signal formats at once. An XVR, on the other hand, takes that one step further. These Recorders will generally do all common HD over COAX formats, as well as supporing IP Cameras. This adds an interesting dimension to standard recorders and delivers an unmatched flexibility.

Example of XVR with 24 Channel Operation:

XVR

Is an XVR More Expensive?

Nope! The price is generally comparable to DVR pricing. Many major manufacturers have gone to producing either Hybrid DVRs or XVRs instead of standard DVRs and pricing has reflected this.

Why should I get an XVR?

Upgrading New Clients

If you are a Security Camera Installer and have a customer with legacy Analog or HD Analog Cameras, an XVR will provide more solution options without a customer having to replace existing equipment. Lets say that your customer has a 8 Channel DVR with (6) HD 1080P 2MP Cameras. For our example, lets assume that your customer wants higher resolution cameras or even wants to add IP Cameras. The need for higher resolution is obviously a common one. However, a potential client may also have a unique or specific need that only an IP Camera will provide. Of course, you could tell them to scrap their existing system, or try to install an NVR with expensive encoders, but that might be cost prohibitive. As an alternative, you could propose an XVR. This would allow using the customers (6) existing cameras as well as adding cameras of any format you choose. In addition you will be able to add several IP Cameras that solve your customers issue.

Bidding or Planning a Security Camera Application

Being more competitive when bidding a job, or being able to offer an alternative solution, is a good way to earn a clients trust. To take this one step further, installing an XVR will prevent you from being limited on camera options in the future. Whether you are installing the unit for a client, or you are an end user, you can rest assured that your system will be scalable for future expansion and variety of camera use.

If you are looking at upgrading your DVR or interested in a new Security Camera System, you should consider the following Video Recorders:

What XVR’s are available?

NVR302-16Q Uniview 16/24 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR51600 Stoic 16 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR5800 Stoic 8 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR5400 Stoic 4 Channel XVR

 

Also see our post on “How do I add IP Cameras to my DVR, XVR?”

 

Ellipse Security Distributors has been a supplier to the CCTV, Surveillance Industry since 2004.

Questions about your next Surveillance Project? Give us a call Toll-Free at 877-880-7728!

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View From Anywhere with BitVision

Bitvision Mobile App

BITVISION REMOTE VIEWING APPLICATION

View From Anywhere with Bitvision!

Stoic Technology has partnered with HeroSpeed in providing bitvision, a new and improved remote management application. The Bitvision app delivers an upgraded user experience and new functions in remote viewing with Stoic DVR’s and XVR’s. View your security camera system from anywhere with more functionality and better user interface!

The most important features of a remote viewing app are ‘ease of operation’ and reliability. The Bitvision app delivers an improved overall experience and added features. Improvements include performance on login, previewing, settings as well as other functions. We have tested Bitvision extensively and like the new features. The app has a better functionality and is easy to use. We will share some screen shots below.

 

Improvements over previous apps are shown below:

User Interface

On the login interface, Bitvision adopts a neat and simple UI design and improved visual experience with easier navigation. Bitvision will also be continually upgraded, and a third-party login portal can be added to the screen to suit users with different needs.

Menu Access

We are committed to improving management efficiency and ease of operation. Bitvision, with the login menu on the left, puts the main functions of “Device”, “Gallery”, “Event Message” and “Cloud Device” on top. You can therefore, quickly find and view alert information, video in cloud storage, recording files, and screenshots as well. The new menu design makes it easier to view your data especially in an emergency situation. Bitvision is created with the premise and purpose of being more user-friendly. “Preview”, “Playback” and “VR” are on the homepage so you have easy access to desired menu items.

More Features

Bitvision has added a variety of new features over previous apps. By clicking on the device and entering the details, you can turn on the alarm switch and deployment time for weeks. You can also select the encoding standard of H.265+, H.265, H.264, and the resolution and frame rate in the application. The most efficient and current encoding standard can save space, and also lower the requirements for network speed. Live AND stored video data can be easily accessed through your bitvision app, and the capacity of the hard disk or the TF card can be viewed at any time. You also have the ability to format the Hard Drive directly through the app if needed.

Login Screen       

 

Main Screen Real Time

                                                     

Main Playback Screen   

 

VR Options Screen

                                             

Dedicated Continuous Improvements

In the near future, IP/DDNS & Playback, where the device playback can be viewed without being affected by camera binding will be added.

Artificial Intelligence, will be added. AI (Artificial Intelligence) will feature Face Recognition and Passenger Flow Analysis.

We are dedicated to continuing to improve the bitvision application.

 

See User Guide Below for more information.

BitVision App User Manual


BitVision App

The BitVision client is an easy to use P2P network camera video monitoring professional mobile phone client software, connected by a sequence number, the only global P2P network and network cameras installed in the home or office, view real-time video images, and image capture, video. The scene situation users can learn in the shortest possible time home or office. P2P network camera of the software production and the company in the network of cooperation to normal use.

What’s New

Version History

Feb 20, 2019

Version 9.1.7

  1. Modified some French and added Polish language
  2. Modified ssl encryption to default off
  3. Login account to change the password bug
  4. Preview the bugs of the collected devices in real time

 

Information

Seller: HEROSPEED TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Size: 88.7 MB

Category: Utilities

Compatibility:  Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating: Rated 4+

Copyright:  © HEROSPEED TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Price: Free