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DVR Comparison
 
Windows(PC) Based DVR
VS
Linux Based DVR

PC Based DVR
(Windows)  

Standalone DVR
(Linux Based)
Description Windows Based DVR Stand Alone DVR(OS: LINUX)
Operating System Windows XP, 2000, VISTA, Windows 7 LINUX
Interface User Friendly GUI - Similar use like PC.
Immediate review available
A review file is ready every minute
WORD driven menu - Sometimes have to wait until menu is ready. But No Windows Crush.
A review file may be ready every 15 minutes or 10 minutes
So, immediate review is not available sometimes!!!!!
Repair / Maintenance Able to repair and upgrade Not repairable
Manufacturer / Tech Support Because we assemble the DVR at our local office from scratch, we are able to provide our customers full local tech support. We can solve any kind of problems on DVR. Factory assembled, so if it is damaged or not working correctly for any reason, you need to throw away.
Functionality Many more detailed fucntionality Limited functionality
Other use It can be used as a regular computer It is only a DVR like a tape recorder
For Remote Location Remote Viewing & Hearing (Video & Audio) Remote Viewing & Hearing (Video & Audio)
Remote Viewing Method Web Server, Client, Multi Server, Smart Phone Third Party Web Site, Paid-Client, Smart Phone
1 Remote Control Not Available Available
Multi-Server You can collect up to 64 cameras from various servers located at different locations and display all them on one screen. If you select one camera from each location, you can select pictures from 64 different locations. Not available
Remote control through Internet You can control PTZ camera from your laptop Not available
     
  Customer's Recommendation:

I investigated the two most widely used camera systems in GPI to determine a standard going forward for plants to that do not have a camera system.
The two systems I looked at are from Unity ITS. and Super Circuits (S.C.).
Unity is a privately owned company based in Atlanta GA, and S.C. is a national catalog sales company.
Unity will come out to the plant to help with camera placement, CS requires plants to send in a drawing of the plant and they will recommend camera placements.
Based on what I saw with the two systems I recommend using Unity.
The system is more upgradeable, expandable, and easier to use/navigate around.
The Unity system is a PC/windows based interface that has the exact same look and feel as any computer program, as it is on a computer.
The other system is a stand alone DVR system that requires a remote to navigate through the menus.
The longer you use the DVR system the easier it becomes to navigate the menus, but the windows system is easier from the beginning.

Overview of the system:

1 TB hard drive / 1Gb Ram / Resolution 320x240 (640x480) the higher you set the resolution the more memory it will take to store video / Frame rate will go up to 30 frames per second, average setting is 5-7fps, again the higher the fps the more memory it will take to store video / Windows XP on the server computer / The cameras will start recoding as it detects motion, the delay is adjustable for time on and off. This will save memory as all the cameras are not recording all the time. / 16 cameras per server / 23LED Night Vision camera, this should be used both inside and outside, it is much easier to adjust than the standard dome camera. / The display for the cameras will display up to 64 cameras on one screen or any combination of cameras from 1 to 64. This is one of the nicer features of this system over the other one.
 
     
     
  *** 4CH DVR KIT!!!    Only $599.99
Standalone DVR  (Linux Based):   
4Pcs 540TVL Night Vision Cameras, 4Pcs 50Ft Pre-made Cables,
4Pcs 1.5Amp DC12V Transformers; 1Pc Remote Control(No Monitor);
H.264 Compression DVR; 120X120FPS; BNC & VGA Output; 500Gb HDD;
Remote View (Web Server, Paid Client Server, Smart Phone);


*** 8CH DVR KIT!!!    Only $999.99
Standalone DVR  (Linux Based):
8Pcs 540TVL Night Vision Cameras, 4Pcs 50Ft & 4Pcs 100ft Pre-made Cables,
8Pcs 1.5Amp DC12V Transformers; 1Pc Remote Control(No Monitor);
H.264 Compression DVR; 120X120FPS; BNC & VGA Output; 500Gb HDD;
Remote View (Web Server, Paid Client Server, Smart Phone);


*** 4CH DVR KIT!!!    Only $899.99
Computer (Windows) Based DVR:
4Pcs 540TVL Night Vision Vandal Proof Dome Cameras, 4Pcs 50Ft Pre-made Siamese Cables,
1 Power Supply and 8 BNC Adaptor(No Monitor) 
H.264 Compression DVR; 30X30FPS; BNC & VGA Output; 500Gb HDD;
Remote View (Web Server, Client Server, Multi Server, Smart Phone);
 
     
 
Contact sales at
4045 Berkeley Park Dr. Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (770) 234-0221; Fax: (770) 234-0394
Email: sales@unityits.com