Vivotek VS8401 4-Channel Video Server

Vivotek VS8401 4-Channel Video Server

Vivotek VS8401 4-Channel Video Server

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Product Highlights

  • H.264, MJPEG, & MPEG-4 Video Compression
  • D1 720 x 480 Resolution at up to 30 fps
  • 4 Channels; Simultaneous Dual Streams
  • Rack-Mount Design; Gigabit Ethernet
  • RS-485 Port for PTZ Camera Control
  • Triple-Window Video Motion Detection
  • Tamper Detection & Event Notifications
  • Two-Way Audio with 4 Inputs & Outputs
  • SD/SDHC Card Slot for Local Storage
  • 12 VDC PoE or 24 VAC Power Options
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Vivotek VS8401 overview

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Convert your 4-channel analog setup into a modern digital surveillance system with the VS8401 4-Channel Video Server from Vivotek. It has efficient H.264, MJPEG, and MPEG-4 video compression for small file sizes and limited strain on bandwidth while offering a high quality of D1 720 x 480 resolution at up to 30 fps. This model supports up to 4 channels with the ability for simultaneous dual streams. It also has a professional rack-mount design and a Gigabit Ethernet port for fast data transmission.

Along with these basic video handling features, the VS8401 adds intelligent functions such as tamper detection and triple-window video motion detection along with automatic event notifications. The unit is also equipped with RS-485 support for control over PTZ functions and has multiple security protocols available. Integrating the VS8401 into an existing system is simplified due to the ability to accept either 12 VDC or 12 VAC power as well as a standard RJ45 Ethernet connection. This networked setup provides live viewing for up to 10 clients simultaneously.

Two-way audio is possible with four inputs and outputs. Also, an SD/SDHC card slot enables the storage of local video and screenshots. And, video management software is available to bring out even more features of the video server.

In the Box
Vivotek VS8401 4-Channel Video Server
  • Camera Stand
  • Power Adapter
  • Software CD
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Vivotek VS8401 specs

    CPU Mozart 380 SoC
    Flash Memory 32 MB
    RAM 512 MB
    Embedded Operating System Linux 2.6
    Camera Control
    Connection RS-485: Half Duplex
    Supported Devices DynaDome/SmartDome, Pelco D, LiLin, Pelco P, Samsung scc643, and customized types
    Supports CGI command serial driver
    Compression H.264
    Streaming Dual Streams
    H.264 streaming over UDP, TCP, HTTP or HTTPS
    MPEG-4 streaming over UDP, TCP, HTTP or HTTPS
    H.264/MPEG-4 multicast streaming
    MJPEG streaming over HTTP or HTTPS
    Supports activity adaptive streaming for dynamic frame rate control
    Supports 3GPP mobile surveillance
    Max Resolution NTSC: 720 x 480 at 30 fps
    PAL: 720 x 576 at 25 fps
    Frame Rates H.264: Up to 180 fps at D1 in total
    MPEG-4: Up to 80 fps at D1 in total
    MJPEG: Up to 240 fps at D1 in total
    Image Settings Adjustable image size, quality, and bit rate
    Time stamp and text caption overlay
    Flip & mirror
    Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness
    Supports privacy masks
    Compression G.711 audio encoding at 64 kbps (μ-Law, or A-Law mode selectable)
    Interface 4 x RCA audio input
    4 x Terminal block audio output
    Audio Features Supports two-way audio per channel
    Supports audio mute
    Connection RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
    ONVIF Supported
    Local Storage SD/SDHC card slot
    Alarm Triple-window video motion detection
    Event notification using HTTP, SMTP, or FTP
    Tamper Detection
    4 Digital I/O for external sensors
    Local recording of MP4 file
    Security Multi-level user access with password protection
    IP address filtering
    HTTPS encrypted data transmission
    802.1X port-based authentication for network protection
    Simultaneous Client Access 10 clients online monitoring at the same time
    LED System power and status indicator
    System activity and network link indicator
    System Requirements OS: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Browser: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 6.x or above
    Cell Phone: 3GPP player
    RealPlayer: 10.5 or above
    QuickTime: 6.5 or above
    Management Installation Wizard 2

    32-channel central management software

    Supports firmware upgrade
    Applications SDK available for application development and system integration
    Power Input 12 VDC or 24 VAC
    Power Consumption 24 W
    Approvals CE, LVD, FCC, VCCI, C-Tick
    Operating Conditions Temperature: 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Humidity: 20 to 80%
    Dimensions 7.4 x 6.2 x 1.9" / 189 x 153 x 49.3 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 800 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.51 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 8.1 x 5.45"

    Vivotek VS8401 reviews

    VS8401 4-Channel Video Server is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only one I've seen with 4 times 4cif @ 25fps at same time have been using one for 3 years not to broadcast curling from the Boston area. While most of the competition will stream either 1 camera @ 4CIF or 4 cameras at cif this was the only one I found that reliably does 4 SD boxcams at 720X578X25fps config is easy peazey and as you configure up to 2 streams per cam it can tell you what the remaining bandwidth is. Personally for the price it was a BARGAIN.
    Date published: 2015-09-19
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