Vivotek 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder

Vivotek 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder

Vivotek 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder

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Vivotek 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder

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Vivotek ND8301 overview

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The 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder from Vivotek is designed for sophisticated recording applications. It is equipped with an Intel Dual-Core Atom processor with a maximum recording throughput of 96 Mb/s. This recorder supports RAID 0/1 with 2 removable HDDs for backup efficiency and an external eSATA port for additional expansion. This desktop-type NVR features a local display output port that supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), which eliminates the need for a separate PC to view video from the unit.

Easy setup of parameters such as IP, HDD, and basic camera configuration is possible thanks to the setup wizard of the 8-Channel HD NVR. When connecting this recorder to more than one Vivotek camera (same model), the Shepherd program can be used to duplicate configuration settings to multiple cameras.

The operating system used in this HD network video recorder is Vivotek’s professional central management software VAST, which allows for simple and effective management of a surveillance system using the LiveClient and Playback programs.

As Vivotek’s camera features are fully integrated into VAST, technologies such as SVC and Activity Adaptive Recording can be utilized to conserve bandwidth and optimize recording. A CMS server running VAST software can also directly control this recorder, and compatibility with the iViewer application allows for remote access to the ND8301 on handheld devices.

What’s more, integrating the 8-channel HD recorder with network cameras, VAST, and iViewer software provides users with a fully-featured and robust surveillance system.

Note: Vivotek cameras need to be purchased separately. The iViewer application must be downloaded separately.


Integrated with a Intel Dual-Core Atom processor
Supports RAID 0, 1 for efficient and reliable recording
Features 2-bay removable HDD tray
Supports maximum memory of 6TB
External eSATA interface
Full HD local display
Standalone desktop NVR design
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
Features 4 USB ports
Compact size


Easy installation and configuration with Shepherd and Setup wizard programs
Integrated with VAST software and LiveClient and Playback programs
Supports real-time 8-channel live view & 4-channel synchronous playback
Supports SVC/H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG
Multiple recording types & event trigger sources
Multiple video search modes
Supported by VAST central management software
Full integration with Vivotek network cameras
Vivotek iViewer support (iOS/Android)

Local LiveClient

Auto patrol (display layout)
Instant event notification
Pan/Tilt/Zoom control of Vivotek cameras
Full HD local display by VGA connector

Alarm and Event Management

Trigger Source: Motion, temperature, tampering, DI/O, IR, PIR, IVA, video lost, recording error, recording status, substation connection status, storage connection status, storage capacity status, license status, network status & memory status
Actions: Email, start recording, move to preset position, set DO, GSM short message & send CGI command


5 levels of user roles
Multi-level user access with password protection


Languages Supported: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Czech
Applications: Chain stores, etc.
Compatibility: Full integration with Vivotek network cameras
Backup: Manual/scheduled
Playback Mode: Play, pause, stop, next/frame, next/previous time interval, speed control
Search Mode: Browsing/time/event
Recording Policy: Scheduled recording (event/continuous modes), manual recording
Auto Recycling: Buffer size setting, time setting
Activity Adaptive Recording
In the Box
Vivotek 8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder
  • CD with Installation Wizard 2, LiveClient, and Playback Software
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Vivotek ND8301 specs

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    CPU Dual-Core Intel Atom
    OS Windows 7
    Export Format
    Format AVI/3GPP/EXE
    Display Layout Mode 1X1/2X2/3X3/4X4/5X5/1+5/1+12/1+31
    Performance MPEG-4: 2 streams 30 fps @ 1080p; 12 streams 30 fps @ CIF, H.264: 1 stream 30 fps @ 1080p; 7 streams 30 fps @ CIF, Instant Replay: 20 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5 min., 15 min.
    Display Layout Mode 1X1/2X2/3X3/4X4/1+5/1+12
    Maximum Recording Throughput 96 Mb/s
    Video Compression SVC/H.264/MJPEG/MPEG-4
    Resolution Up to 5 Mp recording
    Format 3 GPP
    HDD 2 x Removable 3.5" SATA I/II HDD, up to 6 TB
    Interface 1 x External eSATA interface
    RAID 0, 1
    Channels 8
    Connectors 2 x Gigabit, RJ45, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RS232
    Operating Conditions
    Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity 20 to 95% RH
    Approvals CE, FCC Class B, VCCI, C-Tick
    Power Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Output: 12 VDC, 5 A (60 W)
    Maximum Power Consumption 31 W
    Board Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.95 x 12.40 x 8.66" (7.50 x 31.50 x 22.00 cm)
    Weight 5.00 lb (2.27 kg) (without HDD)
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    Package Weight 7.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 12.9 x 5.4"

    Vivotek ND8301 reviews

    8-Channel HD Network Video Recorder is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning - do not purchase Vivotek products - Warning! I have been dealing with Vivotek for over 3 years on a faulty NVR from day one (the only reason they are still dealing with me). While Vivotek has tried, their products in my opinion are inferior. At the same time I made this purchase, I purchased a NUUO NVR for a different property, and have never had an issue. This Vivotek NVR has NEVER worked. After spending tons and tons of money with new installers, I finally decided to scrap the whole thing and start over with a different product last Saturday. No issues with the new product. It works perfectly. My only mistake was buying Vivotek in the first place. It was not the fault of the several different installers over the years. Buy Vivotek at your own risk. Sick to my stomach with all the time and money wasted, but happy to be done with their garbage products.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
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