Vectis hybrid video recorders Updated software adds new features– May 16, 2013– Zug, Germany  (Techreleased) – Siemens has added new features to the software for its Vectis line of hybrid video recorders (HVR). These include more responsive control for IP-based PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) cameras as well as improved support for alarm events. In addition, Vectis HVRs are now easier to integrate with other security systems and support the latest specification of the ONVIF2 open networking standard. Siemens will also introduce a new line of “storage tanks”, which expand the built-in storage capacity of its hybrid video recorders.

Vectis hybrid video recorders
Vectis hybrid video recorders


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The updated Vectis HVRs form the core of the comprehensive Full HD CCTV product portfolio from Siemens designed specifically for video surveillance applications. They record the video streams from up to 16 HD cameras simultaneously. Efficient H.264 compression minimizes the storage space required without degrading image quality. In addition, Vectis HVRs have inputs for analog cameras as well as for the latest IP cameras from Siemens (based on ONVIF protocol).

The optimized Vectis HVR software ensures that the PTZ functions of specially equipped cameras respond more rapidly. The devices can now receive and process alarm notifications, such as the ones generated by motion detectors in the cameras.

The new software integrates Vectis HVRs even more closely with other Siemens security systems, including the SiPass access control system and the MM8000 danger management station. In addition, the devices support the latest specification of the ONVIF2 open networking standard, thus ensuring wide-ranging compatibility with cameras from third-party vendors.

The new features have also been added to the Vectis HX NVS software package, which runs on standard PCs and monitors and records images from up to 256 IP cameras per installed network.

Previous Vectis HVR devices can be updated free of charge using an easy-to-install firmware upgrade.

To complement its Vectis line of HVRs, Siemens offers in a near future an external data storage tank. This compact device is designed for rack mounting and takes up one rack unit each. Models with a capacity of 4, 8 or 12 TB version can be designed for individual needs in near future. The data storage tanks expand the 8 TB of built-in storage offered by Vectis HVRs and provide a comparable level of performance because they are equipped with the same eSATA interface.