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The latest addition to the Samsung SRD series of digital video recorders (DVRs), the SRD-442, is designed the manufacturers say to provide economic and space saving recording for retail, office and residential uses.
The SRD-442 is a four channel DVR with a built-in 4.3-inch touch-screen LCD monitor for convenient viewing of live or recorded video. It can record at CIF resolution in real time across all its four channels and in the event of an alarm, selected channels can switch to 4CIF resolution recording. If required the SRD-442 can output video to an external monitor but the built in LCD touch-screen, which is a similar size to a Galaxy S SmartPhone, is big enough to discreetly monitor any suspicious activity, as well as navigate through the DVR’s 22 language on-screen menu.
Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, said: “Although the SRD-442 is attractively priced, we have not compromised on quality and this DVR is packed full of useful and technically advanced features. For example, it utilises H.264 compression to maximise the amount of video which can be stored on one of its internal SATA HDDs and users can remotely view live images, or retrieve previously recorded video, via a smartphone using the free Samsung iPOLiS mobile app. The SRD-442 can also has the ability to provide RS-485 control of PTZ domes using various protocols, including Panasonic and Pelco D&P.”
The recorder, which measures 215mm x 88mm x 350mm, offers the option to record audio on any one of its four channels and has two USB ports for back-up and the export of video evidence.
The product is part of the Samsung SRD series which comprises more than 20 models and collectively offer the choice of four, eight or sixteen channel versions, all of which utilise bandwidth-friendly H.264 compression. All models share the same intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) menu structure which makes it easy for operators, for example, to set up each channel to record at different frame rates or resolutions and are supported by Samsung’s remote viewing software NET-I Viewer software.