Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage

Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage

Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage

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Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage

Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage

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Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P overview

  • 1Description

Configure, record, and play back footage from up to eight network cameras with the DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR from Hikvision. It comes with eight PoE interfaces and is capable of being used on its own or as part of a comprehensive surveillance system. The NVR allows you to record and play back video at up to 12MP resolution using Hikvision or third-party cameras. It features two SATA interfaces each supporting up to a 6TB HDD, providing a total storage capacity of 12TB (HDD available separately). HDMI and VGA outputs enable you to display video in up to 4K resolution, and there are two USB ports for transferring data to external devices. It also offers two-way audio through RCA line inputs and outputs.

Compatible Cameras
  • Hikvision IP cameras
  • Third-party network cameras that adopt ONVIF or PSIA protocol like ACTi, Arecont Vision, Axis, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Vivotek, and Zavio
  • Connect up to eight network cameras
  • Dual OS design to ensure reliability of system
  • Plug-and-play with eight independent PoE network interfaces
  • H.265/H.264/MPEG4 video formats
  • PAL/NTSC adaptive video inputs
  • Each channel supports dual streaming
  • Independent configuration for each channel, including resolution, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Configurable video input/output quality
Local Monitoring
  • HDMI and VGA outputs provided
  • HDMI video output at up to 4K resolution and VGA video output at up to 2K resolution
  • Multiple screen display in live view
  • Adjustable screen display sequence
  • Live view screen is switchable in group
  • Manual switch and automatic cycle live view
  • Adjustable automatic cycle intervals
  • Quick setting menu for live view
  • Motion detection, tamper-resistant, video exception alert, and video loss alert functions
  • Privacy mask
  • PTZ Protocols Supported: PTZ preset, patrol, and pattern
  • Mouse-controllable zoom and PTZ tracing
HDD Management
  • Two SATA ports supporting up to 6TB HDD per port for a total capacity of 12TB (HDD available separately)
  • Supports eight network disks (NAS/IP SAN disk)
  • HDD group management
  • Supports HDD standby function
  • HDD Property: Redundancy, read-only, read/write
  • HDD Quota Management: A different capacity can be assigned to each channel
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T and bad sector detection
Recording and Playback
  • Holiday recording schedule configuration
  • Continuous and event video encoding parameters
  • Supports multiple recording types
  • Eight recording periods with separate recording types
  • Pre-record and post-record for alarm, motion detection for recording, and pre-record time for schedule and manual recording
  • Search record files by events (alarm input/motion detection)
  • Customization tags for record files, searching and playing back by tags
  • Supports locking and unlocking recorded files
  • Local redundant recording
  • Search and play back recorded files by channel number, recording type, start time, and end time
  • Smart search for motion event when playing back
  • Supports zooming in during playback
  • Reverse playback for multiple channels
  • Supports pause, speed up, speed down, skip forward, and skip backward during playback
  • Up to 8-channel synchronous playback at 1080p real time
  • Smart playback feature
  • Saves storage space with the use of H.264+ decoding format
  • Export video clips when playing back
  • Management and maintenance of backup devices
  • Configurable working mode (normal or hot spare) for an N+1 hot spare system
Alarm and Exception
  • Configurable arming time of alarm input/output
  • Alarm for video loss, motion detection, tampering, HDD full, HDD error, abnormal signal, input/output video standard mismatch, illegal login, network disconnection, IP conflict, and abnormal recording/capture
  • Supports VCA detection alarm
  • VCA search for face detection, vehicle plate, behavior analysis, people counting and heat map
  • Alarm triggers full screen monitoring, audible warning, surveillance center notification, email alert, and alarm output
Other Local Functions
  • Users can operate the device using the front panel, mouse, remote control, or control keyboard
  • Three-level User Management: Admin can create multiple accounts and define their permissions, including access to any channel, which includes the limit to access any channel
  • Operation, alarm exceptions, and log recording and searching
  • Manually triggering and clearing alarms
  • Import and export of device configuration information
Network Functions
  • One self-adaptive 10/100/1000 Mb/s network interface
  • Eight independent PoE network interfaces
  • Supports IPv6
  • TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are supported
  • TCP, UDP, and RTP for unicast
  • Auto/Manual port mapping by UPnP
  • Extranet access by HiDDNS
  • Supports access by EZVIZ Cloud P2P
  • Remote web browser access by HTTPS ensures high security
  • Supports ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment) Function: Enables the IP camera to save the recording files in the local storage when the network is disconnected, and synchronize the files to the NVR when the network is resumed
  • Remote reverse playback via RTSP
  • Supports accessing by the platform via ONVIF
  • Remote search, playback, download, locking and unlocking of recorded files, and resuming transfer of incomplete downloaded files
  • Remote parameters setup (import/export of device parameters)
  • Remote viewing of device status, system logs, and alarm status
  • Remote keyboard operation, locking and unlocking of control panel and mouse, HDD formatting and program upgrade, system restart and shutdown, PTZ control and JPEG capture
  • Remotely start/stop recording and alarm output
  • RS-232, RS-485 transparent channel transmission
  • Alarm and exception information can be sent to the remote host
  • Virtual host function is provided to get access and manage the IP camera directly
  • Two-way audio and voice broadcasting
  • Embedded WEB server
Development Scalability
  • SDK for Windows system
  • Source code of application software for demo
  • Development support and training for application system
UPC: 813908025330
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Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P specs

    Number of Supported Cameras 8
    Compatible Cameras Up to 12 MP network cameras (Hikvision and third-party)
    Multiplexing No
    Remote Connection 128
    Compression H.265 / H.264 / H.264+ / MPEG4
    Synchronous Playback 8-channel
    Decoding Capability: 4-channel at 4K or 8-channel at 1080p
    Recording Resolution Recording / Live view / Playback:
    12 MP / 8 MP / 6 MP / 5 MP / 4 MP / 3 MP / 1080p / UXGA / 720p / VGA / 4CIF / DCIF / 2CIF / CIF / QCIF

    HDMI Output Resolution:
    4K (3840 x 2160) / 60 Hz
    4K (3840 x 2160) / 30 Hz
    2K (2560 x 1440) / 60 Hz
    1920 x 1080p / 60 Hz
    1600 x 1200 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 720 / 60 Hz
    1024 x 768 / 60 Hz

    VGA Output Resolution:
    1920 x 1080p / 60 Hz
    1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 720 / 60 Hz
    1024 x 768 / 60 Hz
    SATA Ports 2 x SATA interfaces
    Storage Up to 6 TB capacity for each HDD (available separately)
    Recording Modes Continuous / event
    Remote Client Access Level Not specified by the manufacturer
    Audio Support Two-way audio
    1-channel, RCA (2 V p-p, 1 kOhm)
    PTZ Control Available via on-screen menus
    USB Front Panel: 1 x USB 2.0
    Rear Panel: 1 x USB 3.0
    Alarm I/O 4/1
    Bandwidth Incoming: 80 Mb/s
    Outgoing: 256 Mb/s
    Protocols Supported TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are supported
    TCP, UDP, and RTP for unicast
    System Requirements Not Specified by the Manufacturer
    PoE Interface 8 x RJ45 10/100 Mb/s self-adaptive Ethernet interface
    PoE Standard IEEE 802.3af/at
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Consumption ≤120 W
    Operating Temperature 14 to 131°F (-10 to 55°C)
    Operating Humidity 10 to 90 %
    Chassis 15" (380 mm) chassis
    Dimensions 15 x 11.4 x 1.8" (380 x 290 x 45 mm)
    Weight ≤6.6 lb (3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 15.3 x 5.3"

    Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P reviews

    DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with No HDD Storage is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great NVR. Worth buying here instead of Chinese version As Chinese products go, this NVR is near the top in terms of build quality, frequency of updates, technical support, and online forums. I ran into several challenges while installing mine, but I was able to find answers online for everything I encountered except one. I had several requirements for an NVR: 1. Power Over Ethernet (POE) - DONE! 2. Let me install my own HDDs - DONE! 3. Support the cheap ONVIF cameras found on Chinese web sites - DONE! 4. Let me view my cameras and playback recordings on mobile devices - DONE! 5. Let me view my cameras and playback recordings in a web browser - DONE! 6. Support 24/7 recording of at least 3 cameras at full 1080p - DONE! Overall this is a very good product which meets my needs perfectly. I did really struggle with viewing output from HDMI vs. RGB/VGA, but this was my TV's fault. Here's what happened: I changed the NVR's HDMI output resolution to 4k/60Hz and the picture on the TV went blank. I waited for the NVR to reset the picture to the previous setting, but the picture never came back so I was stuck. I tried an old monitor with VGA input so I hooked that up and was able to see the output, but the mouse wasn't showing up and the keyboard didn't have any effect. After A LOT of swapping outputs, rebooting, and trying various settings, I gave up. The next morning I came downstairs and turned on the TV and the HDMI was working fine. So what did I learn? 1. If you change resolution and lose the HDMI, cycle the TV power. 2. The NVR lets you choose which display includes the mouse/keyboard - this sucks! The control should just work on both outputs. 3. The NVR lets you configure the VGA/HDMI outputs differently, but the UI for this is awful. 4. The password and user management is unnecessarily complex and needs some love. 5. The NVR shows my empty camera slots in a lot of places. There should be 1 place for this (Add Cameras). All other places should hide empty camera slots.
    Date published: 2017-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this to replace my NAS so I could record 24/7 on a of my cameras with out purchasing additional licenses and taxing my NAS hardware to the point of not functioning. So far it has performed wonderfully. The first 24 hrs was a little underwhelming and I was worried I would regret the purchase, but once I got everything operating how I wanted it and got used to the interface and remote interface it had lived up to my expectations. Highly recommend this unit for hikvision cameras AND 3rd party cameras. Works great with wifi connected cams as well.
    Date published: 2018-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good nvr but has some connectivity issues... I installed a 6 TB seagate surveillance drive for $200 and seems to be recording well. �The issue I see is that Hik-Connect live view is jumpy on HD. �The nvr is running on a cat 6 Ethernet wire on a 1 gigabit internet connection so I am somewhat perplexed as to the hit or miss connection through Hik-Connect on an iPad and a Samsung phone. �The nvr firmware was upgraded to latest as �was the 8 mp Hikvision turret camera. �Will update once the system is fully tuned in.
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, better than expected Great customer service from B & H's Surveillence Dept, very knowledgeable guys. This product surpassed my expectations, and the H.265+ compression technology is phenomenal. A bit cumbersome to set up since it's more of a professional line, but it's not rocket science.
    Date published: 2018-07-06
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