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Sony NSR-500 16-Channel Network Surveillance Recorder

B&H # SONSR500 MFR # NSR-500
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Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 16 Network Cameras
  • Records at 30 fps
  • Uses H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG Compression
  • Selectable RAID Configurations
  • Hot Swap Capabilities
  • Plug-n-Play Operation
  • Dedicated Setup Wizard
  • Backward Compatible
  • Ready-to-Use in a Few Simple Steps
  • Instant Monitoring of Configured Cameras
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You Pay: $3,398.00

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The Sony NSR-500 16-Channel Network Surveillance Recorder is a reliable storage solution for network-based IP cameras. It allows you to record real-time video from up to 16 network cameras at a frame rate of 30 fps. Recorded video is compressed using H.264, MPEG-4, or JPEG compression formats at 4 Mbps for efficient storage.

You can select from RAID 1, 5, or 5 + hot spare configurations to best suit your business requirements. In addition, the NVR's hot-swappable capabilities allow you to quickly replace a drive that is full or perform maintenance operations, thereby minimizing system downtime. This recorder automatically detects the attached Sony network cameras. Subsequently, a dedicated setup wizard takes you through a simple step-by-step process of configuring these cameras, significantly reducing the time required for system installation. Furthermore, the recorded video feeds are assigned to a pre-defined monitor layout without the need of any human intervention. This cost‐effective NVR is not only extremely easy to install and configure but also simple to operate with its intuitive interface.

16-Channel Network Video Capture
  • Grow your system’s connection capability
  • Connects to up to 16 network cameras, which you can extend to 24 with the optional NSBK-CL05 additional camera license
Long Duration High-Quality Recording
  • Get the storage that you need
  • Records high quality full HD images compressed at 4 Mbps with a frame rate of 30 fps
Reliability Through Raid Technology
  • Hard disk storage units are configured with high redundancy and hot-swappable RAID technology to protect your vital video information from disk failure 24 hours a day
  • You can choose from RAID 1 (1+0), 5, or 5 + hot spare
Plug and Play
  • No need for complex installation procedures
  • Automatically detects cameras on the network, and a dedicated setup wizard defines the parameters for each in a straightforward step-by-step manner
Easy Operation
  • Start monitoring instantly
  • Images from the cameras are assigned automatically to a monitor layout menu
Three Industry-Standard Codecs for Maximum Compatibility
  • Uses H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG for high-quality recording and maximum compatibility with other equipment
Backward System Compatibility
  • Enhance your system as your needs grow
  • Can be used with Sony’s existing recording systems, such as the NSR-1000 series and RealShot Manager Advanced by means of the client, whose software is downloadable from the NSR-500 NVR
Video / Recording
Number of Cameras supported 16 (maximum 24 ch with NSBK-CL05)
Video Compression IP cameras: H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Recording Frame Rate Total at H.264, full-HD, 4 Mbps: 480 fps
Maximum 30 fps per camera
HDD Storage Capacity Up to 12 TB (6 x 2 TB) 1
Please Note:

Hard drive not included

HDD Interface Serial ATA
RAID Levels Supported RAID 0, 1 (1+0), 5, 5+hot spare 2
Please Note:

RAID level to be selected depends on the number of HDDs

Recording Capacity With 1 TB HDD: Approximately 880 GB (RAID no)
With 2 TB HDD: Approximately 1.7 TB (RAID 0)
With 4 TB HDD: Approximately 2.6 TB (RAID 5)
With 8 TB HDD: Approximately 5.4 TB (RAID 5)
With 12 TB HDD: Approximately 9 TB (RAID 5)
Expansion Storage iSCSI storage (maximum 16 TB)
Video Output
Monitor Out Analog RGB (D-sub 15-pin) x 1
Monitor Out Display Resolution 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1360 x 768, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768
Audio Out Stereo mini jack x 1
Sensor Input Compatible with DC 3.3 to 24 V, photo coupler input x 8 (insulated from main unit)
Alarm Out Maximum DC 24 V / 1 A, mechanical relay output x 8 (insulated from main unit)
Ethernet 1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T x 2
USB USB 2.0 x 2 (front), USB 2.0 x 2 (rear)
Serial Interface RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin x 1 (for UPS)
Power Requirements 100 to 127 V / 200 to 240 V (50 / 60 Hz) AC
Power Consumption Maximum 250 W (100 to 240 V / 3.5 to 1.5 A)
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40° C)
Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.37 x 3.5 x 15.75" (440 x 88 x 400 mm), excluding protrusions
Weight 20.75 lb (9.4 kg) approximately
Sony NSR-500 16-Channel Network Surveillance Recorder
  • Installation Manual
  • CD-ROM
  • Flyer (WEEE)
  • Flyer (EU Battery)
  • Warranty Booklet
  • 2 x Front Panel Key
  • 4 x Rubber Pad
  • Setup Disc
  • 24 x HDD Screw
  • 1-Year Warranty
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