NUUO CT-8000R Crystal 2RU Rack-Mountable 8-Bay Network Video Recorder (12TB)

BH #NUT8000R12T4 • MFR #CT-8000R-US-12T-4
NUUO CT-8000R Crystal 2RU Rack-Mountable 8-Bay Network Video Recorder (12TB)
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Important Notice

  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $139.99

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts


NUUO CT-8000R-US Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2System, Setting, Management, and Integration
  • 3Recording, Recycle, and Storage
  • 4Remote Operation
  • 5Playback, Search, Export, & Secure Data
  • 6Event/Action Management
  • 7External Device

The 12TB CT-8000R Crystal 2U Rack-Mountable 8-Bay Network Video Recorder from NUUO is a Linux-embedded recording solution that supports H.264 encoding for up to 64 channels with a throughput of 250 Mb/s. Featuring a modular system structure that is made to handle large project sizes, the NUUO Crystal NVR is a suitable choice for enterprise solutions. The benefits of a modular system design are that not only can it be managed centrally, down to a process level, but every module can also work independently. When a process fails, only that process module shuts down and the rest of the system will continue to function normally, further enhancing system stability.

This NVR features recording failover functionality to safeguard server uptime and performance consistency. The failover function can be assigned and managed as a cluster, so that N+M redundancy can be achieved. The NVR features support for unlimited numbers of cameras, 3rd-party access control systems, POS, and I/O devices. Any number of users and user groups may be assigned different levels of management rights, monitoring points, and event processing. Combined with the NuClient software to provide centralized live view and playback video stream, NUUO Crystal provides the user with total control over the entire system at their fingertips.

Utilizing a custom recording technology known as File Ring, the NUUO Crystal NVR is able to handle high megapixel recordings. The NVR is able to maintain data throughput up to 250 Mb/s for a single volume, 400 Mb/s for 2 volumes, and 500 Mb/s for 3 volumes. The NUUO Crystal NVR supports an unlimited number of video wall displays, up to 100 channels per monitor. With a built-in View Wizard, changing view configurations is as easy as dragging and dropping different view grids. The NVR also features Image Fusion to stitch multiple views into one single picture. Combined with PTZ joystick control, Fisheye Dewarp algorithm, and video tour modes, reviewing and monitoring are simplified.

System, Setting, Management, and Integration

Centralized Management

Unlimited cameras, access control, POS and I/O devices for centrally configuring the device, user authority management, integrated video and 3rd party monitoring, system status overview, event handling, and cluster-recording failover management

Camera Integration

Open platform support for multiple camera brands and models, RTSP stream, UPnP search, and ONVIF Profile S conformance
Centrally configure camera parameters, including video format, resolution, frame rate, and lens setting

Multiple and High Channel Streaming

Stream up to 256 connections per server to multiple clients simultaneously for live view
Supports multiple stream profile from cameras, displaying lower bit rate but still recording with good quality

All Service in One NUUO Crystal

Built in Management Server, Recording Server, Recording Failover Server, and Metadata Server in one NVR
Enables necessary services to meet different system specs and demands

Authorization Management

Manage function privilege and device access permission with unlimited roles, users, and user groups
Customized login period by users
Privilege by function
Access permission by device
PTZ control priority
Priority for Video Wall control

Recording Failover Server Group (available with Ultimate Licenses, not included)

Flexible N+M server cluster structure to maximize system reliability, uptime, and efficiency

Third Party Integration

Integrate third party data and video on unified management platform
The plugin structure allows the user to expand the system by plugin installation

Schedule-Based Architecture

Unified Schedule Profile for event, user login duration, recording schedule, recording parameter, and 3rd-party streaming for complicated environments and requirements

Multiple Video Codec Support

Supports H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4, and MxPEG for good video quality and storage space optimization

Event/ Action Management

Centrally manages events from system, cameras, 3rd-party metadata devices, and I/O devices with instant alert responses
Event and boost recording reduce storage usage but ensure important period recording

Centralized System Status Overview

Real-time monitoring of status of all servers, cameras, IO devices, and metadata channels

Automatic NUUO Crystal Search

Automatically search for all Titans in the network

Automatic Camera Model Detection

Automatically search for IP cameras in the network (cameras should support UPnP protocol)
Manual insert for cameras that do not support UPnP
Auto detection helps users find the brand and model of the camera after specifying its IP address

Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports

It is equipped with 2x Gigabit ports
Users can separate the recording stream from viewing stream to ensure a clean recording pipeline

I/O Event Control

Control I/O for event detection, instant action, and digital output

License Management

Extend Recording Server to 64CH per server by license activation
Supports online/offline activation and transfer
Scalable upgrade from Enterprise to Ultimate by adding upgrade license (available separately)

NTP Date/Time Synchronization

The system can interface to Internet Time Server (NTP server) for time and date synchronization at each location
Management Server can play the role of an NTP server in a LAN environment


Supports software and hardware watchdog for system stability

Recording, Recycle, and Storage

High Recording Throughput (250 Mb/s for Single Volume Group)

Process large amount of data throughput up to 250 Mb/s for single volume of sixty-four 5MP cameras (H.264, 15 fps, moderate traffic)
Volume group mechanism can further increase the throughput

Volume Group

Volume Group mechanism distributes camera throughput loading to multiple volume groups to further enlarge the recording throughput

Individual Recycle Condition (IRC) Per Device

Supports individual recycle condition (IRC) for each video or metadata device
Videos within specified retention time periods will be protected from recycling deletion
Videos outside the retention time periods will be automatically deleted
When system reaches storage capacity limit, even video data within IRC retention periods will be deleted to free up additional storage space for recording; users will be notified when this occurs


Supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 for maximum capacity or data protection at the HDD level

Multiple Recording Modes

Supports multiple event-based and schedule-based recording modes
It also supports pre-event and post-event recording to make sure seamless protection
Supported recording modes include continuous, digital-input-triggered, motion-triggered, event-triggered, boosting, record by schedule, manually triggering recording on NuClient

External Storage

Supports SAN (iSCSi) and DAS (eSATA)

Edge Motion

Supports camera edge motion detection, reducing server loading and ensuring stability
With event-action management and recording mode, the user can monitor the system easily


Supports camera audio listening and audio recording


Protect the original recording from alternation with the watermark verification tool

Remote Operation

Unified NuClient

Simply log in to the management server on NuClient to configure, live view, or search video from all servers on the system
Supports identical, full-featured software client applications and Web client via browser

Cross Platform

NuClient and Video Wall support both Windows and Mac OS
The Web client supports both IE and Firefox (Windows version)

Video Wall (NuMatrix)

Supports unlimited number of Video Walls and video displays, with up to 100-channels display per monitor
Easily drag and drop views and cameras to Video Wall (available with Ultimate licenses)

Unlimited Channels Monitoring

The system supports unlimited client connection and unlimited live viewing/ playback display
It manages up to 400-channel live view and 100-channel playback simultaneously per view

NUUO Image Fusion Technology

Allows users to manipulate camera views by changing the viewing angle and image size, making viewing easier in both live view and playback
Moreover, users can stitch multiple cameras together to form a unified single view

Customized Layout

Intuitive layout customization to meet the needs of panorama cameras and camera corridor mode

Centralized I/O Management

Manage all I/O devices on one I/O panel
Control I/O for event detection, instant action, and digital output

Centralized Event Management

View and search all events on one event panel
Video will pop up by double-clicking the event

View Management

Including view group, view tour and matrix profile, NUUO Crystal supports public view for all users and private view for each user
It also supports view tour to loop through different selected views

PTZ Control

Supports physical Pan/Tilt/Zoom, camera preset point, and patrol
PTZ/Preset/Patrol control privilege and priority by device
Supports digital PTZ
Easily monitor one camera on multiple grids with different zones to enlarge the usability of megapixel cameras
Event trigger when camera goes to specific preset point
NUUO Generic Fisheye Dewarp for panorama lenses
Supports ImmerVision and VIVOTEK fisheye lenses

Instant Playback

User can view instantly play the last few minutes of video via double-click event, e-map notification, or video tool bar
The intuitive GUI enables users to easily export instant playback video or sync to playback.


Crystal NVR can duplicate the same live view video onto multiple channels and digitally zoom in to see the details of different spots on cloned channels without losing the original live view video

Fisheye Dewarp

Generic dewarp technology to process all types of fisheye-warp video
It supports original mode, PTZ mode, quad mode, and perimeter mode


Users can utilize a joystick or keyboard to control cameras' physical PTZ motion and software-enabled digital PTZ function


Easily take snapshots in BMP/JPEG during live view or playback
Users can also take a snapshot of the whole view

Centralized E-Map

Tree structured e-map with unlimited map layers
Supports intuitive GUI indicators of cameras, I/O devices, POS, access control, and all server locations for real-time system monitoring
Supports notification on indicator when an event occurs, double click popup live video and instant playback, drag and drop of cameras from map into live view, and one click exam device property

Auto-Switch Stream Profile

Automatically switch stream profile base on the grid layout for quality viewing and reducing client computer loading

Playback, Search, Export, & Secure Data

Intuitive Interface

Browse video with GUI timeline and intuitive interface of playback, reverse playback, skip forward/backward, speed up/down, and play by speed shuttle

Intelligent Search

Intuitive post-event motion search for suspicious areas on video and post-event 3rd-party data keyword search followed by query related camera recording
The system can also search events and double clicking query associated recording to quickly figure out flagged events

Evidence Export

Export video or 3rd-party device data in AVI snapshot and print video image in BMP/ JPEG


Supports automatic backup of videos to FTP and manual backup of video from any recording server

Post-Recording Processing

Supports intelligent search, image fusion, digital PTZ, and panorama 360˚ PTZ

Event/Action Management

System Events

Server disconnect, Fail to write to drive, Volume operation error, Volume Group no functional volume, Recording Module error, Power failed (redundant power)
Auto backup failed, No available failover server for disconnected recording server (available with Ultimate license)

Camera Events

Camera Motion Detection, Connection lost, Not enough space for retention days

Digital Input Event

Input signal on

Third Party Metadata Events

Transaction start, Transaction stop, Up to 10 user-definable events

Five Automatic Alert Responses

Video edge display on client, NuClient play alert sound, Send email, Camera go to preset point, Trigger digital output

External Device

Remote I/O Modules

Analog devices that are connected to I/O modules are converted to Ethernet through a media converter, which enables the NVR to start recording when inputs are triggered, or trigger outputs when an event occurs


Supports external UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) power supplies, which provide clean uninterruptable power

NUUO CT-8000R-US Specs

PC Requirements
Operating SystemWindows XP (32-bit)/Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Windows 8(32/64-bit), Mac OSX (v10.6/10.7/10.8)
CPUIntel Core 2 Duo, 2.6 GHz
Display CardnVidia or ATI with 1 GB memory (OpenGL 2.0 and later)
LANTransmission Speed: 10/100/1000 Mb/s (RJ45)
User InterfaceApplication: NuClient, NuMatrix(available in Ultimate)
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11, Firefox 23 and above (Windows version)
iViewer for NUUO iPhone, iPad, Android mobile live viewer
TypeRack-mount 2RU
CPUIntel i5-2400
HDD TraysRemovable: 8x SATA II
Storage Capacity12 TB, 4 x 3 TB
Storage4 TB per drive (maximum 8 drives)
RAID0, 1, 5, 10
External StorageDAS, iSCSI
External Ports2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x eSATA (for DAS)
Ethernet2x Gigabits ports, RJ45
LANTransmission Speed: 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Voltage100 to 240 V
Power ConsumptionFull Loading: 150 W
Maximum: 500 W
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Server Operating SystemLinux
Client Operating SystemWindows XP (32-bit) / Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)/ Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit)/ Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)
Mac OS X v10.6, 10.7, v10.8
License TypeProfessional / Enterprise / Ultimate / Metadata channel
Number of Cameras64 channels per recording server
Maximum Streams256 per recording server
Number of Cameras400 per NuClient
ONVIFProfile S
Video CompressionH.264, MPEG4, MJPEG, MxPEG
Recording Performance250 Mb/s (1 Volume Group)
400 Mb/s (2 Volume Group)
550 Mb/s (3 Volume Group)
Third Party SoftwareSupports POS, access control
FunctionLive view and playback line by line with video
Metadata Search
Live View16-channel per view
Supports view tour to 64 channels
Recording typeContinuous record, trigger record by digital input, motion-triggered record, event-triggered record, boosting record, record by schedule, and manual trigger record on NuClient
Event pre- and post-recording
NTP (Network Time Protocol)Yes
ControlJoystick support
Supported IP CamerasACTi, ADT, Airlive,, Alphatech, American Dynamics, AMTK, Arecont, ARM, ATV, Asoni, AXIS, Aver, BASLER, Bolide, BOSCH, Brickcom, Bullwark, Centrix, CISCO, CNB, COP, CORUM, Dahua, Digital Watchdog, D-Link, DlinkCN, DYNACOLOR, Eneo, Ernitec, Etrovision, Everfocus, FINE, Forenix, GE, Grandstream, Grundig, Guardeon, Guardliner, HIKVISION, Histream, Honeywell, i-Mege, InscapeData, IQinvision, Jetstor, JVC, LevelOne, LG, Lilin, Linksys, Lumenera, MegaIP, Messoa, MOBOTIX, Milesight, NetworkCamera, NTIC, On Electronics, Onvif, Panasonic, Pelco, PiXORD, PLANET, Probe, Rover, Saerim, Samsung, SANTEC, SANYO, Shany, Sony, StarDot, Sunell, Techson, Telview, Tiandy, TOSHIBA, TRUEN, UDP, Videosec, Vision Hi-Tech, Vista, Vitek, VIVOTEK, Wavekrom, Yudor, Zavio, 3S vision, 3M
Supported Languages15 languages
Czech, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese(Traditional), English, Finnish, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Dimensions3.4 x 17.5 x 22.9" (88 x 447 x 583 mm)
Weight25.1 lb (11.3 kg) without HDD
Packaging Info
Package Weight38.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29.2 x 23.75 x 7.75"

NUUO CT-8000R-US Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know