The Wisenet Pentabrid video recorders from Hanwha Techwin are designed to extend the life of existing analogue-based CCTV, whilst providing a smooth and cost-effective migration to an IP network-based video surveillance solution.
Combinations of analogue or IP cameras up to 4K ultra high definition can be connected to the Pentabrid 4, 8 and 16 channel video recorders, with a simple onboard software switch enabling users to convert any channel from analogue to IP when required.
While the benefits of an IP network-based video surveillance solution are widely understood, countless legacy systems are being retained because the end-user is not yet ready to migrate to IP. Reasons include network infrastructure which is unable to support a video surveillance system or provide the necessary bandwidth. If existing analogue systems are still meeting an end-user’s requirements, it maybe difficult to justify the investment in upgrading or installing a new network.
The appliances support Wisenet WAVE VMS, along with all Wisenet IP cameras and Wisenet HD+ cameras. If required, the NVRs can support cameras from other manufacturers.