Lanner Electronics announced the release of two new compact video server platforms with hardware H.264 compression, network connectivity and central management software. Measuring only 40mm in height, the Lanner VS-F120 and VS-F710 video servers are designed for IP surveillance systems and other applications where analog video is compressed and transmitted over a network.
The VS-F120 is a single-port video server that provides one-channel analog input and H.264/AVC compression, while the VS-F710 provides four-channel analog video input. Both systems include Lanner's reference surveillance management software, EyeShot 1000, and both support Power over Ethernet (POE).
"These two compact video servers provide performance at a small size," said Herman Chen, Product Manager, Lanner Video Communications. "The H.264 AVC standard has created all kinds of possibilities for video by providing high resolution and visual quality with low file size and minimal bandwidth consumption. With the Lanner VS-F120 and VS-F710, Lanner has designed a pair of versatile network video platforms that can be installed anywhere. Their small size makes them perfect for building small-scale surveillance systems with only a few cameras, or expanding coverage for an existing video surveillance system. They can also serve as platforms for many other non-surveillance applications such as factory automation, video broadcasting, online education or traffic monitoring," he said.
Both small form factor video servers include hardware H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 part 10) encoding to provide up to full D1 resolution video for both NTSC and PAL formats with reduced file size and network bandwidth consumption. Both also come with Lanner's new EyeShot 1000 central management software, a Windows XP-compatible software platform that provides tools for managing and viewing multiple video streams in real-time, video file and storage management, PTZ control, alarm relay and sensor output and motion detection features.