Advent debuts 64-camera video surveillance system

System includes smart-search technology

Advent Systems today announced its Advent 7000 high-speed digital video surveillance DVR system. The DVR system records video from as many as 64 cameras, the company said. Most DVR systems allow users a maximum of 16 cameras, said Doug Reed, Advent's chief executive officer.

The Advent 7000 system includes smart-search technology, motion-driven video recording and 32 frames per second DVD video quality, Advent representatives said. All 64 channels save DVD video at a resolution of 704 by 480 in color. The system automatically switches to black-and-white at night.

The system also compresses data so it can store four to five times as much information as similar products, Advent representatives said. It can record up to 30 days of full-motion video for all 64 cameras, the company said.

The Advent 7000 is a hybrid system that works with both analog and digital cameras, Reed said. It incorporates the H.264 codec for compression, plus a grid system for motion recording of pixels as they change from movement. For example, the Advent 7000 can take a snapshot of a room and record only the area where motion is detected, he said.

Surveillance operators use the Advent 7000’s smart search feature to track events, and they can choose an object and locate anomalies as they happen, instead of watching hours of video to identify changes, Advent said.

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